Bing GeoCodeService C#

public void Main()
string Results = "";
Boolean varCheck = true;
varCheck = Dts.Variables.Contains("Address");
varCheck = Dts.Variables.Contains("Lat");
varCheck = Dts.Variables.Contains("Long");
if(varCheck == false)
{ return; }
// Set a Bing Maps key before making a request
string key = "Bing Maps Key";
bing.geocode.GeocodeRequest geocodeRequest = new bing.geocode.GeocodeRequest();
// Set the credentials using a valid Bing Maps Key
geocodeRequest.Credentials = new bing.geocode.Credentials();
geocodeRequest.Credentials.ApplicationId = key;
// Set the full address query
geocodeRequest.Query = "1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA";
// Set the options to only return high confidence results
bing.geocode.ConfidenceFilter[] filters = new bing.geocode.ConfidenceFilter[1];
filters[0] = new bing.geocode.ConfidenceFilter();
filters[0].MinimumConfidence =bing.geocode.Confidence.High;
bing.geocode.GeocodeOptions geocodeOptions = new bing.geocode.GeocodeOptions();
geocodeOptions.Filters = filters;
geocodeRequest.Options = geocodeOptions;
// Make the geocode request
bing.geocode.GeocodeService geocodeService = new bing.geocode.GeocodeService();
bing.geocode.GeocodeResponse geocodeResponse = geocodeService.Geocode(geocodeRequest);
Results = geocodeResponse.Results[0].DisplayName;
// Make the geocode request
//Dim geocodeService As New bing.geocode.GeocodeService
// Dim geocodeResponse As bing.geocode.GeocodeResponse = geocodeService.Geocode(geocodeRequest)
if(geocodeResponse.Results.Length > 0 && geocodeResponse.Results[0].Locations.Length > 0) 

Dts.Variables["Lat"].Value = geocodeResponse.Results[0].Locations[0].Latitude;

Dts.Variables["Long"].Value = geocodeResponse.Results[0].Locations[0].Longitude; 
catch (Exception ex)
Results = "An exception occurred: " + ex.Message;
Dts.TaskResult = (int)ScriptResults.Success;


3 thoughts on “Bing GeoCodeService C#

  1. I tried this out but I get an error when I try to make the geocode address: “Could not find default endpoint element that references contract ‘BingGeocode.IGeocodeService’ in the ServiceModel client configuration section. This might be because no configuration file was found for your application, or because no endpoint element matching this contract could be found in the client element.”

    I see the end points in my app.config

    1. When I try to make the geocode request not address.
      bing.geocode.GeocodeService geocodeService = new bing.geocode.GeocodeService();

    2. I have to give you the horrible helpdesk response that I am unable to recreate this so I am not sure what the issue might be. Are you doing this in SSIS or as part of a webservice?

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