This api can be pretty inconsistent, help me figure out how to make it more consistent

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Mustache
This api can be pretty inconsistent, help me figure out how to make it more consistent

so my project is to get the driving distance between two locations and with the help of this api i sort of did it for free (15k request a month).
i still used alot of requests for testing, can i get those requests back if i delete the key and make a new one or do i just need to wait? (side question)

Well back to the main point, so i figured out that if u are inaccurate in the slightest with ur addresses  in the query u can get about 20-25% more distance.
For example if i do  "address, state" and "address state" i get totally different vallues.

I have tried to look into it and fix by implenting your search ahead api but this is only for USA not for Netherlands.

Please help me.

 


MQBrianCoakley
The best way to get
The best way to get consistent results is to use the correct/postal format for addresses.   If you still see inconsistency, post sample addresses and we can take a deeper look.

Novomak
Inconsistent routing

Hello there,

Just to contribute to the discussion, I managed to see that there is inconsistence in routing in my country (North Macedonia), for example, Skopje to Sveti Nikole there is new highway A4 (since few years ago) which shows on the map, but routing never shows it as an option. I tried in Openstreet Maps the same, the routing there is completely fine.

Here is the example:

http://prntscr.com/12xgvb1

http://prntscr.com/12xgy7h

The first one is Openstreetmap (which is ok), and the second one is Mapquest (which never considers A4 as route).

Please check this.

Thanks!


MQBrianCoakley
The open APIs are using data
The open APIs are using data that is several years old. Use the base APIs with www.mapquestapi.com instead of open.mapquestapi.com for better results.

Novomak
I tried both versions, both

I tried both versions, both are wrong. I can understand when we talk about some street, it's no problem if the routing is wrong, but when it comes to highway, it's a big problem.


MQBrianCoakley
Can you post the request to
Can you post the request to www.mapquestapi.com that is incorrect?

MQBrianCoakley
It looks like something along
It looks like something along A4 is either not continuous or a dirt road in the backing data. This has been sent to the development team to assess for a future release.