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Problems with the Rest World Geocoding Service

Question asked by dolbecjf on Nov 13, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 28, 2017 by bniemand-esristaff

We are having a difficult time trying to explain certain score obtain when requesting the Rest World Geocoding Service. Anyone can help us out?

We are looking for the "rue Notre-Dame" [in the province of Quebec] and when launching this request:,45&countryCode=CA&maxLocations=6


We are obtaining :


"candidates": [   {    "address": "Rue du passage, Grand-Mère, Shawinigan, Québec, G9T",    "location": {     "x": -72.687233532632504,     "y": 46.604699724003538    },    "score": 89.400000000000006,    "attributes": {         },    "extent": {     "xmin": -72.688233532632509,     "ymin": 46.60369972400354,     "xmax": -72.6862335326325,     "ymax": 46.605699724003536    }   },   {    "address": "Rue Rd, Fort McMurray, Wood Buffalo, Alberta, T9H",    "location": {     "x": -111.15360547309186,     "y": 56.660170619287101    },    "score": 93.030000000000001,    "attributes": {         },    "extent": {     "xmin": -111.15460547309186,     "ymin": 56.659170619287103,     "xmax": -111.15260547309185,     "ymax": 56.661170619287098    }   },



Even though there are many Notre-Dame streets in Quebec, the first candidate as nothing to do with "Notre-Da" and the score is 89.4!

Do you see something in our request?

How should we use the distance and the location parameters?

Any clue as why we obtain this score?