Address Validation

Submit Ireland’s famous “Blarney Stone” to Bing Maps’ and Google’s geocoding APIs and both will return its map coordinates, rather precisely too. Bing Maps geocodes it’s location to Latitude 51.929092, Longitude -8.570564; and Google to Longitude 51.929019, Latitude -8.570338. That’s a difference of about 14 meters. Neither is accurate enough to kiss it, but both do at least get you to the front door. Try that with a traditional enterprise geocoder and you’ll get nowhere.

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