reverse Geocoder (getFromLocation(lat, lnt) not reliable

by sunny » Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:36:19 GMT


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 Dear all,
I find that geocoder apis particularly getFromLocation using Lat and Lnt is
not very reliable. I am noticing this behavior more after I upgraded to
android 2.2 on my Droid. I get an invalid argument exception for Latitude.
The funny thing it is not consistent in this behavior. It works some times
without any problem.

any tips?

thanks
Sunil

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reverse Geocoder (getFromLocation(lat, lnt) not reliable

by TreKing » Tue, 02 Nov 2010 23:04:11 GMT


 




Base on posts I've seen, I think people employ workarounds like wrapping the
call in a try catch and trying to get a valid value 3 or so times, waiting a
second or so between each attempt, to try to get a good value before giving
up and reporting an error.

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reverse Geocoder (getFromLocation(lat, lnt) not reliable

by sunny » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 07:03:32 GMT


 yes, it is in a try and catch and i run it within a while loop to retry if
it fails. I also log the exception caught when it fails. its just not
consistent. Is there a known issue with geocoder ?
thanks
Sunny.






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reverse Geocoder (getFromLocation(lat, lnt) not reliable

by Bj枚rn Brala » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 02:54:34 GMT


 Im thinking of writing a class to use the new http geocoder of the v3 of the
API, i only read about problems online and it just won't work here... Sigh.

2010/11/8 sunny <menon1...@gmail.com>



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