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Find Airports only?

This is a discussion on Find Airports only? within the Bing Maps and MapPoint Web Service forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hi, I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to get only airports from the FindNearBy service? However, ...

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    MS4246 is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Find Airports only?


    I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to get only airports from the FindNearBy service? However, using the Acxiom dataset, I can't seem to figure out how the limit it to airports only. It seems to return everthing in that category (Airports, Flying Fields, and Services). Here is my code:

    findNearbySpec.DataSourceName = "Acxiom.US.SIC_E";
    findNearbySpec.Distance = 40.0f;
    findNearbySpec.LatLong = new LatLong();
    findNearbySpec.LatLong.Latitude = dLatitude;
    findNearbySpec.LatLong.Longitude = dLongitude;
    findNearbySpec.Filter = new FindFilter();
    findNearbySpec.Filter.EntityTypeName = "SIC4581"; //Airports, Flying Fields, and Services

    I'm esentially trying to duplicate FindNearBy functionality from MapPoint 2004 application with only "Major - Airports" place category enabled.

    Any ideas?


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    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Jul 2002

    A couple of things:

    1. The Acxiom data source is going away in the near future. It is being superceded by the Navtech premium data source. Here's an article with more detail:

    2. Both of these data sources are of a 'yellow pages' type variety and I don't believe that they necessarily have to completeness for this type of search. Personally, if I wanted to do a proximity search for airports in a certain area I'd try to find the data and upload it as a custom data source. I believe that there's pretty good lists of airports available out there.

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