Geocode Dataflow API - Bing Spatial Data Services

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The Geocode Dataflow API is a component of the Bing Spatial Data Services. You can use the Geocode Dataflow API to geocode and reverse-geocode large sets of spatial data.

The Geocode Dataflow API specifies two URL templates. The Create a Geocode Job and Upload Data URL uploads your data and creates a geocode job. The Get Status of a Geocode Job URL gets the status of a geocode job. The same templates are used to both geocode and reverse-geocode spatial data. You can combine data to geocode and data to reverse geocode and process the combined data with one geocode job.

When your job has completed, the response to the Get Status of a Geocode Job URL provides URLs to use to download data. Different URLs are provided for data that was processed successfully and for data that encountered errors during processing. For more information, see Download Geocode Job Results.

The spatial data you upload can be in XML format, or it can be provided as sets of values that use commas, tabs, or pipe (|) characters to separate the values. For more information, see Geocode Dataflow Data Schema and Geocode Dataflow Sample Input and Output Data. The data that you download from a geocode job is provided in the same format as the data that you upload.

The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON and ATOM.