'blended' in the GeoSearch anomaly?

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barryhunter

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May 22, 2008, 6:35:48 AM5/22/08
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Being playing with the very quietly introduced exposure of the Google
'GeoWeb' index in the AJAX API.

However not sure that 'blended' is working as well as it should?

I put together a basic 'explorer' just to see the json result from the
HTTP method easier
http://www.nearby.org.uk/google/geoweb_explorer.php

and just click Submit, the example doesnt work with blended, just
returning a single geocode (which is nowhere near the supplied lat/
long)


Another example:
http://www.nearby.org.uk/google/geoweb_explorer.php?q=herne+bay&sll=51%2C0&mrt=blended
compare with specifying kmlonly:
http://www.nearby.org.uk/google/geoweb_explorer.php?q=herne+bay&sll=51%2C0&mrt=kmlonly


Is there anything I should be doing differently? Thanks

Ben Lisbakken

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May 22, 2008, 2:16:19 PM5/22/08
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Barryhunter --

I just tried it and it looks like it's providing the same results that our normal maps are providing.  I tried it and here's what I got (http://maps.google.com/maps?near=%2B52%C2%B0+28%27+10.30%22,+-3%C2%B0+36%27+8.45%22+(52.469529,+-3.602348)&geocode=&q=bridge&f=l&ie=UTF8&z=11) which includes the same first 4 results as your example.

Your explorer tool is pretty useful.  Another thing you can do is use Firebug and copy/paste the JSON results into the console, and wrap it in an eval, like this:
eval(jsonResults);
Then you can explore the results in Firebug.  Checkout my tutorial (http://code.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=94630&topic=11530)

-Ben

Barry Hunter

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May 22, 2008, 2:26:18 PM5/22/08
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Thanks for the reply!

How curious, yes, the 'bridge' example does now return some results.
Previously it was the single geocode (in Texas!) that you get with
localonly - others verified it so it wasn't just me!
But the "herne bay" example is still only a single result on blended,
maybe its just the geoindex rippling around the data centers?

(Nice idea too about Firebug, never thought of that - in my case
aiming towards using in PHP (eg to create KML) - so it was just a you
to see what get)

--
Barry

- www.nearby.org.uk - www.geograph.org.uk -

Ben Lisbakken

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May 22, 2008, 2:35:07 PM5/22/08
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On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Barry Hunter <barryb...@googlemail.com> wrote:

Thanks for the reply!

How curious, yes, the 'bridge' example does now return some results.
Previously it was the single geocode (in Texas!) that you get with
localonly - others verified it so it wasn't just me!

I guess I'll just have to take your word for it :)
 

But the "herne bay" example is still only a single result on blended,
maybe its just the geoindex rippling around the data centers?

(Nice idea too about Firebug, never thought of that - in my case
aiming towards using in PHP (eg to create KML) - so it was just a you
to see what get)

You can also console.log or console.debug me the eval'd JSON.  I just love Firebug too much...

Thanks for stopping by and reporting the weird results.  Let us know if you find more.

-Ben
 
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