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    How to search by business name instead of address or road in Map Control

    I know I can search by address using

    Code:
            
    private void SearchForTerm(String searchTerm)
            {
                MyGeocodeQuery = new GeocodeQuery();
                MyGeocodeQuery.SearchTerm = searchTerm;           
                MyGeocodeQuery.GeoCoordinate = userCurrentLocation == null ? new GeoCoordinate(0, 0) : userCurrentLocation;
                MyGeocodeQuery.QueryCompleted += GeocodeQuery_QueryCompleted;
                MyGeocodeQuery.QueryAsync();
            }
    But how do I search by business names? For instance if user enter "coffee", I want places like Starbucks Coffee to be listed.

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    Re: How to search by business name instead of address or road in Map Control

    I am not sure if it (POI search) is part of the offering. At least this Wiki article, http://developer.nokia.com/community..._Windows_Phone uses an external service.

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    Re: How to search by business name instead of address or road in Map Control

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard_hu_ View Post
    I am not sure if it (POI search) is part of the offering. At least this Wiki article, http://developer.nokia.com/community..._Windows_Phone uses an external service.
    Typically, you'll want to use a 3rd party service to get POI/Venue data. POI data is very valuable but also requires a lot of work to keep up to date. Foursquare has a large, constantly updated database which developers can access... https://developer.foursquare.com/

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    Re: How to search by business name instead of address or road in Map Control

    Quote Originally Posted by theothernt View Post
    POI data is very valuable but also requires a lot of work to keep up to date.
    Yes, that is what I assumed in general, however there seem to be some Places API for HERE (https://developer.here.com/rest-apis...ntation/places), that was why I was not sure

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