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Hi Chris,

For some searches it works, but in Australia, “Caboolture” is not a city. The problem that I see is that Algolia is adding a city when it doesn’t need to. A suburb name can on exist once in an Australian State or Territory. Another example search:

“Station St, Petrie, Queensland”

Whenever I try and search that, it drops me at Station Street, Caboolture, Queensland. If you search for the same in Google, you will find there is a Station Street in Petrie.. I fear that these kinds of problems may well occur a lot in Australian searchs using Algolia.

As for using Google to do the searches, it’s cost prohibitive. I paid for mappress because it allows me to use leaflet maps. But the corresponding search isn’t working. However when I’ve used geonames, and mapbox search facilities, they give the correct results…. What is Algolia doing differently?

Thanks for responding Chris, it is greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Cameron