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I'm looking for a web service providing a full address based on coordinates (and reverse).

I'm ready to pay for that service.

I don't want to use Google's API.

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global or for a particular country? – Matthew Snape Feb 25 '11 at 12:24
What is the size of your dataset? What is your preference in terms of platform/programing language? – radek Feb 25 '11 at 12:43
@Matthew: Europe for a start, and it's on demand. People get localized using a device and the operateur want to know the address based on the GPS coordinates. It's for an emergency system. – Pierre 303 Feb 25 '11 at 12:55

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I would highly reccomend deCarta (I also work there). We powered google maps, yahoo maps and a ton of other people. We just announced new pricing. We expose our geocoding (and reverse geocoding) through many different apis. We also have worldwide coverage.

Feel free to drop me a line if you have any other questions. I will be putting up the new XML samples later today (china standard time - I am here doing a workshop). We actually have other emergency systems running on our platform. Thanks Steve

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The problem with DeCarta is, that you are not allowed to store the results in your database (Source: Email from February 2013) – leo Feb 6 '14 at 11:42
I don't know of any COMMERCIAL service that will let you do that. All of the charge by transaction and storing the values would basically undercut their revenue model – TheSteve0 Feb 7 '14 at 18:11
If you have objects you want to display on a map, it doesn't make any sence to ALWAYS query the geocoding service. Especially if they do not change. We are using Geocodefarm. They let you do this. – leo Feb 8 '14 at 11:27

I was also looking for international geocoding and checked out decarta and viamichelin. I couldn't make heads or tails of the viamichelin site so I moved on to decarta. I downloaded their api and was geocoding addy's in Denmark in no time. Their prices are the best I've found on the web. I called them for some more information and the CEO of the company called back was extremely helpful.

Go with DeCarta - first 1,000,000 geocodes are free, $2.80/1000 after that.

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I suggest you try out Geocode.Farm ( You can always just past the address into the address bar the same as you would put it into a form and it will display in XML the output, but it is human readable:

000.00000 -000.000000

Maybe this will work for you.

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GeocodeFarm now offers reverse geocoding – Michael Aug 7 '13 at 20:13
They have very confusing terms of services though. – Trufa Feb 18 '14 at 14:12
I just want to second GeocodeFarm. They have provided the most accurate locations for me (not including services like Bing or Google where you're forced to use their mapping products). If anybody is on the fence, definitely give them a try – Eric Palakovich Carr Jan 16 at 22:50

You can try PickPoint. That's a pretty expeditious service providing geocoding as well as reverse geocoding by attractive price.

You can even choose Free plan if the number of requests is below 2500 per day.

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