Where the Parlay X Terminal Location Web Service provides access to the geographical coordinates at which a terminal is located, the Geocoding Web Service provides access to an additional level of refinement, allowing the service developer to work with actual location addresses and the like:
Request the location address of a terminal number.
Request the location address of a group of terminals.
Request the distance of a terminal from a specific location address.
When a request is made on behalf of a group of terminals, the response may be a full or partial set of results. This allows the service to provide results based on a number of criteria, including number of terminals for which the request is made and amount of time required to retrieve the information. This allows the requestor to initiate additional requests for those terminals for which information was not provided.
This TS specifies the Geocoding Web Service aspects of the interface.