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[Web Service] Slow response for the first search  XML
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I would have to get your mind about a low answer time when I search in geonames web service only the first time.

Indeed, I'm developping a webmapping interface using Cartoweb and I use the search in Geonames in order to "zoom" on an area of interest (AOI).
Everything is working, but I don't understand why the first search is always very slow... and sometimes no response...

I would like you to check on my web interface just to have a look on
this problem and maybe to tell me what to do to optimize my first

The url is then go on the window tab, on the right, called 'AOI' (for Area of Interest). Then
you can perform a search as you perform in Geonames (the search is
only for these country : France, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guyana,

Any idea about this trouble??? any suggestion?

Thanks for your help.

Mathieu C.

Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
Messages: 4271

Hi Mathieu

The search service has currently an average response time of 145 ms for
the last 50'000 requests. I will improve the logging to better log long
running requests, and I will come back to you as soon as I know more.

What I see is you are always calling the service with maxRows=1000. This
definitely slows down the service. If you don't need so many rows, set
maxRows to the largest number of rows you really need.


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