Too many places in the world share the same name. As a result you get back too many results, and it's hard too know which result is the one you want.
You can to
restrict results to only certain countries or a specific region.
You can do this by using the
parameter too limit results to acountry (or set of countries)
to restrict the results to a specific bounding box.
Let's imagine you send us a forward geocoding request for "London". We can't know if you mean "London, England" or "London, Ontario, Canada", or one of the many other places in the world named London, so we return all of them. But if you know you only want the place in Canada
Explanation and relevant documentation
parameter restricts results to a specific country
or set of countries, you can set a comma separated list of countrycodes
parameter limits results to a specific bounding box.
We have built
a small, map-based tool
to easily visualize bounds values.