Most geocoding providers have restrictions on how you use results from their services. Most, for example, won't allow you to store results in database.
It's important to us to try to make your work as hassle-free as possible. That's why we don't put restrictions on how you use our results. For example, a few things you can do with Geocodio that you can't do with other providers:
Bing Maps has a lot of restrictions on how you use their geocoding, including:
Results from Bing Maps Geocoding cannot be exported, stored in a database, or archived. The only exception is local use for an application and the application must be specifically named in an agreement.
Results cannot be reused and you must make a call every time you need an address geocoded, even if you have already gotten it from Bing Maps Geocoding.
Results from Geocodio are allowed be exported, stored or cached. Geocodio puts no restrictions on how you use the geocoded results. This means you only need to geocode an address or coordinate pair once from Geocodio and can store it as you wish.
Addresses geocoded with Bing Maps must be shown on a Bing Maps map. You cannot show Bing Maps results on a non-Bing Maps map.
Geocodio results can be used with any map or map platform. There are no restrictions on how or where you show geocoded results from Geocodio. You can use them on any map platform, including Geocodio Maps, OpenStreetMaps, Mapbox, or Google Maps.
Bing Maps geocoding has different pricing and usage limits based on the type of product, and their pricing is not easily available online. For many cases, you need to talk to a sales representative to get a quote.
Yes, Geocodio results can be used for sales lead generation, advertiser targeting, or advertising analysis. There are no restrictions on how you use Geocodio results. There are no prohibited use cases with Geocodio.
Yes. You can read Bing Maps' full terms of service, including restrictions on geocoding, here.
No, you cannot resell Bing Maps geocoding. See here.
Geocodio results can be resold provided they are bundled as part of your broader services and not as a stand-alone (i.e., as long as you're not making a copy of Geocodio, reselling is permitted).
Bing Maps supports points of interest such as business locations.
Geocodio does not support points of interest.
No, Bing Maps geocoding is API-only.
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