Are there any real locations, company headquarters, point of interest which contains a "+" plus sign in the name?

I'm looking for a real-world test to validate a webservice handles double-encoded urls properly. One of the parameters is a location that is geocoded into a lat/lon. I can't for the life of me find a single instance where this exists. (but surely there must be one)

So when users submit a url-encoded location=Some+Place vs location=Some%2BPlace I can be sure they are getting the right location.

  • Why not just make up your own location like you did in your question? What example are you looking for? You just want a location, company, etc. that has a '+' in it? Or you want an example url with a '+' in it?
    – cakes88
    Jul 19, 2016 at 20:12
  • 1
    – Bookeater
    Jul 19, 2016 at 20:53
  • I'm doing a geocoding lookup for real-world locations. Addresses don't have '+' in them, but I figured there must be a location or company name that does. Something like "A+ Company". Jul 20, 2016 at 19:39

1 Answer 1


You can find locations by visiting Google Maps and performing a search for "A+" for example. Here is one instance:


  • That works if I already have a name in mind with a +. Unfortunately I dont see the ability to search for + in google maps. That said, it was a clever idea. I hadn't considered using google maps in for this type of problem. Dec 1, 2016 at 14:46
  • If you use the search box in Google Maps to look for "A+", a number of suggestions will come up near you. Dec 1, 2016 at 15:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.