Chapter 6. MapPoint Web Service Find APIs
The Find Service is one of the four core components of the MapPoint Web Service, allowing you to find places, addresses, points of interest around a given place or address, locations based on entity types, and so on. In this chapter, we’ll take an in-depth look at the MapPoint Web Service Find APIs .
Understanding Find APIs
If you remember from our discussion in Chapter 5, the Find Service endpoint
is located at the
and the APIs available for Find Service are exposed via the
FindServiceSoap class in the Web Service
proxy (Reference.cs or Reference.vb). The
FindServiceSoap class contains a number of
find-related methods used for finding places, addresses, nearby points, and
so on. Table 6-1 shows
the methods exposed on the
Finds geographic locations in a specified data source based on a place name.
Returns an array of results as a
Finds geographic locations in a specified data source based on an address.
Returns an array of possible results as a
Finds points of interest based on
entity ID. The found results are returned as a
Finds points of interest based on predefined ...