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[ aws . location ]

search-place-index-for-text

Description

Geocodes free-form text, such as an address, name, city, or region to allow you to search for Places or points of interest.

Optional parameters let you narrow your search results by bounding box or country, or bias your search toward a specific position on the globe.

Note

You can search for places near a given position using BiasPosition , or filter results within a bounding box using FilterBBox . Providing both parameters simultaneously returns an error.

Search results are returned in order of highest to lowest relevance.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  search-place-index-for-text
[--bias-position <value>]
[--filter-b-box <value>]
[--filter-countries <value>]
--index-name <value>
[--language <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
--text <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--bias-position (list)

An optional parameter that indicates a preference for places that are closer to a specified position.

If provided, this parameter must contain a pair of numbers. The first number represents the X coordinate, or longitude; the second number represents the Y coordinate, or latitude.

For example, [-123.1174, 49.2847] represents the position with longitude -123.1174 and latitude 49.2847 .

Note

BiasPosition and FilterBBox are mutually exclusive. Specifying both options results in an error.

(double)

Syntax:

double double ...

--filter-b-box (list)

An optional parameter that limits the search results by returning only places that are within the provided bounding box.

If provided, this parameter must contain a total of four consecutive numbers in two pairs. The first pair of numbers represents the X and Y coordinates (longitude and latitude, respectively) of the southwest corner of the bounding box; the second pair of numbers represents the X and Y coordinates (longitude and latitude, respectively) of the northeast corner of the bounding box.

For example, [-12.7935, -37.4835, -12.0684, -36.9542] represents a bounding box where the southwest corner has longitude -12.7935 and latitude -37.4835 , and the northeast corner has longitude -12.0684 and latitude -36.9542 .

Note

FilterBBox and BiasPosition are mutually exclusive. Specifying both options results in an error.

(double)

Syntax:

double double ...

--filter-countries (list)

An optional parameter that limits the search results by returning only places that are in a specified list of countries.

  • Valid values include ISO 3166 3-digit country codes. For example, Australia uses three upper-case characters: AUS .

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--index-name (string)

The name of the place index resource you want to use for the search.

--language (string)

The preferred language used to return results. The value must be a valid BCP 47 language tag, for example, en for English.

This setting affects the languages used in the results. It does not change which results are returned. If the language is not specified, or not supported for a particular result, the partner automatically chooses a language for the result.

--max-results (integer)

An optional parameter. The maximum number of results returned per request.

The default: 50

--text (string)

The address, name, city, or region to be used in the search in free-form text format. For example, 123 Any Street .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Output

Results -> (list)

A list of Places matching the input text. Each result contains additional information about the specific point of interest.

(structure)

Contains a search result from a text search query that is run on a place index resource.

Distance -> (double)

The distance in meters of a great-circle arc between the bias position specified and the result. Distance will be returned only if a bias position was specified in the query.

Note

A great-circle arc is the shortest path on a sphere, in this case the Earth. This returns the shortest distance between two locations.

Place -> (structure)

Details about the search result, such as its address and position.

AddressNumber -> (string)

The numerical portion of an address, such as a building number.

Country -> (string)

A country/region specified using ISO 3166 3-digit country/region code. For example, CAN .

Geometry -> (structure)

Places uses a point geometry to specify a location or a Place.

Point -> (list)

A single point geometry specifies a location for a Place using WGS 84 coordinates:

  • x — Specifies the x coordinate or longitude.
  • y — Specifies the y coordinate or latitude.

(double)

Interpolated -> (boolean)

True if the result is interpolated from other known places.

False if the Place is a known place.

Not returned when the partner does not provide the information.

For example, returns False for an address location that is found in the partner data, but returns True if an address does not exist in the partner data and its location is calculated by interpolating between other known addresses.

Label -> (string)

The full name and address of the point of interest such as a city, region, or country. For example, 123 Any Street, Any Town, USA .

Municipality -> (string)

A name for a local area, such as a city or town name. For example, Toronto .

Neighborhood -> (string)

The name of a community district. For example, Downtown .

PostalCode -> (string)

A group of numbers and letters in a country-specific format, which accompanies the address for the purpose of identifying a location.

Region -> (string)

A name for an area or geographical division, such as a province or state name. For example, British Columbia .

Street -> (string)

The name for a street or a road to identify a location. For example, Main Street .

SubRegion -> (string)

A country, or an area that's part of a larger region. For example, Metro Vancouver .

TimeZone -> (structure)

The time zone in which the Place is located. Returned only when using Here as the selected partner.

Name -> (string)

The name of the time zone, following the IANA time zone standard . For example, America/Los_Angeles .

Offset -> (integer)

The time zone's offset, in seconds, from UTC.

Relevance -> (double)

The relative confidence in the match for a result among the results returned. For example, if more fields for an address match (including house number, street, city, country/region, and postal code), the relevance score is closer to 1.

Returned only when the partner selected is Esri.

Summary -> (structure)

Contains a summary of the request. Echoes the input values for BiasPosition , FilterBBox , FilterCountries , Language , MaxResults , and Text . Also includes the DataSource of the place index and the bounding box, ResultBBox , which surrounds the search results.

BiasPosition -> (list)

Contains the coordinates for the optional bias position specified in the request.

This parameter contains a pair of numbers. The first number represents the X coordinate, or longitude; the second number represents the Y coordinate, or latitude.

For example, [-123.1174, 49.2847] represents the position with longitude -123.1174 and latitude 49.2847 .

(double)

DataSource -> (string)

The geospatial data provider attached to the place index resource specified in the request. Values can be one of the following:

  • Esri
  • Here

For more information about data providers, see Amazon Location Service data providers .

FilterBBox -> (list)

Contains the coordinates for the optional bounding box specified in the request.

(double)

FilterCountries -> (list)

Contains the optional country filter specified in the request.

(string)

Language -> (string)

The preferred language used to return results. Matches the language in the request. The value is a valid BCP 47 language tag, for example, en for English.

MaxResults -> (integer)

Contains the optional result count limit specified in the request.

ResultBBox -> (list)

The bounding box that fully contains all search results.

Note

If you specified the optional FilterBBox parameter in the request, ResultBBox is contained within FilterBBox .

(double)

Text -> (string)

The search text specified in the request.