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Mapping Visuals Should Send All Location Data to the Bing Service

If I add a list of State codes to the location card on a map, the results will normally not be accurate. The States selected could be from anywhere in the world - if you don't add the country details first, you get inconsistent results. There is a work around that can be achieved by adding the Country and State to the location section like this


You can then click Expand All Down to get the fully qualified state and address WITHIN the correct country. While this works, it is inconvenient and I think there is a better way.

I would like to see the following. If I have the following Columns in my data model:

Address, State, Post Code, Country

And assuming they are all categorised correctly using Data Category, then these columns should be sent to the Bing Service regardless if they are added to the visual or not. So if I put Address onto the map, I would like the full set of categorised columns that exist in my table to be sent to the Bing Service even though State, Post Code and Country are not actually placed in the visual. This would greatly increase the usability and accuracy of the mapping visuals

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  • Mike Diehl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be a little better if you could just give Bing maps some constraint. If it's ambiguous, I'd like to tell it to choose Canada instead of USA, for example. Quick n dirty map demos never work well unless you use American addresses.

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