I am creating an Esri Flex API application (not the viewer), and have been creating a tool to use the World Places Locator.
For now, I am just zooming to the top scoring candidate returned.
If you search for Brighton, it returns you 20 candidates, sorted by score.
I read on an older blog post:
You can also filter the results by extent using client logic. The candidates field to look for in this case are North_Lat, South_Lat, East_Lon, and West_Lon. Source.
I am thinking it would be a good idea to have a tickbox on my search, that limits the results to the current extent of the map in the Flex app. (Or maybe buffer a litte out from the view).
I understand the logic on how to go about this, but was wondering if anyone has already done this (does not have to be Flex) so that I can save some time coding it.
If not, I will have a go at this next weekend and post my answer.