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Phonebook search results missing ZIP? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Am I crazy, or does the phonebook results not return ZIP codes?  I have tried several searches and and the postalCode property is always blank on my results.  Any ideas?
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:54 PM

All replies

  • It is actually an artifact of how the data licensing is made with the original data provider. In the US we are not allowed to serve address and ZIP code together.

    HTH

    --Alessandro

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:27 AM
  • Well, I can understand that, even if it's a bit irritating -- I suppose the frustrating thing is after doing a PhoneBook search and following the DisplayURL field, the ZIP is displayed on that page.  It's just irritating to have through go to two (or more) lookups to get the full address.

    Anyone have an accurate way to get the ZIP code?  I thought about using a Haversine function to get the closest ZIP to the location's lat/lng, but that wouldn't be accurate a portion of the time.

    Or better yet, a search/lookup API/Web Service that returns the full address.

    Thanks!

    Heat
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:49 PM