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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but can I limit the suggestions that Google Places Autocomplete find to say 5 km of a certain location? If I'm in Dublin I don't want to see suggestions in frickin Canada, amirite!

https://google-developers.appspot.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/places-autocomplete

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related: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/6189/… –  Mapperz Nov 29 '12 at 15:19
    
hmm, it seems viewport biasing would sort of do this. But why do Google insist on showing results if they are considered "more relevant" even when they're out of the area. developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/#Viewports –  user578582 Nov 29 '12 at 15:49
    
They (Google) are paid to show those - that's why google give the service/api away for free. That's why they make billions. –  Mapperz Nov 29 '12 at 16:13
    
ah, that's ok then, so you're saying if I search for a residential address they're unlikely to have a paid result with similar search terms and nothing else should come up? –  user578582 Nov 29 '12 at 16:18
    
For UK/Ireland your get to Postcode/Area Name Level not individual addresses. –  Mapperz Nov 29 '12 at 16:40
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