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Improving the accuracy of Google Maps API results?

Discussion in 'Google API' started by BioSpherical, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    I'm here with a question regarding Google Maps.

    On my site I use Google Maps API to get the location of businesses and place them on a map. However, I've noticed that sometimes the location shown on my site and their actual location is different. While in a number of cases this is simply due to the address perhaps not being quite accurate enough, in some cases it gets it wrong even when the address seems perfect.

    Does anyone know of a way the accuracy can be improved? Quite often, Google Maps already has the business so ideally in these cases the location shown on my site would be the same one Google Maps has. We tried to get this to happen by using the name of the business in the query but this didn't help, so either it's not a solution or we were doing it wrong!

    Any ideas would be appreciated. Feel free to PM me if you're experienced with this and would be able to help (paid, of course!).

    Thanks.
     
    BioSpherical, Apr 23, 2012 IP
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    grvacademy, May 2, 2012 IP
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    You may getter a better result by geocoding the address prior to calling the map API
     
    whitey99, May 2, 2012 IP
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    annaharryson, May 19, 2012 IP