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Issue 18.3 ('Machine Learning')
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Xojo Maps, Part 4

Finding and Displaying Addresses with the MapKitMBS plugin

Issue: 18.3 (May/June 2020)
Author: Markus Winter
Author Bio: Markus is a Molecular Biologist who taught himself REALbasic programming in 2003 to let the computer deal with some exceedingly tedious lab tasks. Some call it lazy, he thinks it smart. He still thinks of himself as an advanced beginner at best.
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In Part 3 of this series, we determined how to do the searching; this time we'll have a closer look at how Apple does it and what we get back from our searches. The easier one to deal with is MKLocalSearch, so let's get started on that one.

MKLocalSearch

Now MKLocalSearch is very simple to use, especially when we take advantage of its ability to process natural language queries.

An overview of the MBS example program's structure and logic was given in part 2 of this series, so in Figure 1 you'll see a slightly simplified version of the same diagram.

In the MapKit Local Search example (included with the MBS plugins) we had to fix the NilObjectsException that we get in the first line of the SearchFinished event when we run the example and hit the Return key.

But there are still a few problems, as we noted, that need fixing. Namely:

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