A GIS operation for converting street addresses into spatial data that can be displayed as features on a map, usually by referencing address information from a street segment data layer.

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Web API for reverse geocoding geographic features

Is there a free web API that can reverse geocode geographic feature names? I'm currently using the Google API, which will return political and street address info, but I would like to return the names ...
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Advice on geocoding IP addresses

What is the best way of geocoding IP addresses? I have ~ 10,000 - 30,000 addresses to geocode once. The IP addresses are from all over the world and I only want the Long/Lat. Accuracy to the city ...
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Alternative to using ArcGIS Online Geocoding

I have 1.4 million addresses that I need to batch geocode. I can't find a free service to do so. Does anyone know of something out there that I can use? Oh, the service needs to be were I can upload a ...
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When is an address in a new subdivision available for mail delivery?

I have customers that are complaining that some addresses validate on the USPS validation site (https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action) but my geocoding vendor can't geocode the ...
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How to geocode Guam addresses with their latitude/longuitude? [closed]

I am attempting to get lat/longs for a table of 25,000 addresses for Guam. Guam's addressing style doesn't follow the typical address number range. I've exhausted all of my geocoding resources. ESRI, ...
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PostGIS Type Modifier Error

I'm trying to work an example from the "PostGIS Cookbook" and I'm getting an error I don't understand. I'm running the example using Postgres.app on a MacBook. Postgres.app is running PostgreSQL ...
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What are good out of the box alternative geocoding solutions to Esri's services?

Esri's legacy geocoding services will retire at the end of the year, what are good GIS services that can replace the North American and US Streets geocoders? I have totally excluded Esri's ...
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How to avoid Google map geocode limit?

I'm creating a custom google map that has 125 markers plotted via a cms. When loading the map I get this message: Geocode was not successful for the following reason: OVER_QUERY_LIMIT I'm pretty ...
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Gdalinfo and QuantumGIS does not recognize Spatial Reference even though Python does

I apply the following Spatial Reference to a file: spatialRef = osr.SpatialReference() spatialRef.ImportFromEPSG(3411) outraster.SetProjection(spatialRef.ExportToWkt() ) geotransform = ...
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Geocoding house numbers

I have a point feature class with residential information, but all that it has in terms of geographic information is the residence's house number. There is no other information (street, zip, etc). ...
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How to create an address locator style?

Does anyone have any idea about creating or modifying an existing address locator style in order to use it for esri geocoding? I need this to create my own geocoder that respects the specifics of my ...
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Geocode adress with appartments

I have a table with addresses which I try to geocode in ArcGIS 10.1 with a single field locator. The problem is that some of the addresses includes an apartment number which I do not have in my ...
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How does MMQGIS geocoding tool work?

Hi all and thanks for any help. I try geocoding locations from csv file in qgis using mmqgis with no success. is there a log file where i can see the error massages? lets use one of the record as an ...
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OSM Address suggestion service

For geocoding we are using the Nominatim from the below URL http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/ But i need to implement suggestion on the address, do OSM has this service like Google and ESRI ...
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mapquest geocoding - i can not get the (lon,lat) returned from the API

I just started using the mapQuest Geocoding API and I created a code for searching addresses. The following code alerts "OK" but I can not alert the (lat, lon) coords, even I tried with so many ...
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Using the geocode function with cursors

How do I use a cursor with a geocodeaddress function? I want to be able to: 1) read from a table 2) only geocode addresses(from table1) whose street number is not 0 using a cursor 3) then update a ...
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Commercial Geocoding API that is as good as Google

We are looking for a free or paid version of a Geocoding API that will allow us to use it for commercial purposes that is as good as google. Google's api starts at $10,000 a year which is too much. We ...
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Would you consider online geocoding a breach of privacy?

Suppose I have a bunch of addresses of individuals participating in a certain study (most likely - health related, where privacy and ethical considerations are always important issues). Nowadays, ...
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Software needed to cross-reference geocodes to a Shapefile

I do not have any GIS software except Microsoft MapPoint. I have State district KML and Shapefiles of the districts. I am assuming these are for ArcGIS. I do not want to draw maps. Instead, ...
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check if mapquest geocoding return no values

I use mapquest's geocoding api. I want to check if the request is sucessfull, but returned no data. I type vdfsbvdf54vdfd (just a silly string) in a form field and nothing happens. I expect an ...
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Interpretation of PostGIS geocode function ratings

Edit: I am using Postgres 9.2 and recently installed PostGIS along with the Tiger Geocoder from the extras folder and downloaded all the latest Tiger data. I have been testing the Tiger Geocoder ...
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How to Geocode single address in ModelBuilder?

how to geocode a single address (not table of addresses) in ModelBuilder? Something like that in the geocoding toolbar but can be dragged and dropped in the ModelBuilder.
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How can I decrease size of geodatabase “Nominatim”?

I downloaded Nominatim http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Installation. The database size is more than 400 GB. The speed of geocoding is very slow. I want to increase it. For example, I ...
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How to Geocode 300,000 addresses on the fly?

I have a database which has 300,000 address, which are to be shown on map. I know if I geo-code all the address it will be too expensive for me. So I was wondering if it is possible to geo-code the ...
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How are geocoding scores calculated in ArcGIS?

After a table of addresses is geocoded, ArGIS provides information about each geocoded address, among those the "match score" of the candidate to which the address was matched, which ranges from 0 to ...
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Bulk Geocode 20 million records

Are there any free or reasonably priced databases for the US which can be searched and return latitude and longitude information?
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What is the best way to apply the correct ZIP Code when Geocoding

I need to batch geocode a set of addresses, some of them are missing the zip code causing the lat/lng to be placed incorrectly, is there a good way easily correct this? I am using a few geocoders, ...
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Geopy Error with Reverse Geocoding

I am using Geopy. I get following error for the code. I have using the same code as on https://code.google.com/p/geopy/wiki/ReverseGeocoding from geopy import geocoders g = geocoders.GeoNames() ...
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Google geocoding rate and quota limits…is there any way to lower them?

My question is all about Google Maps API direction request quota and rates limits. Has anyone noticed that Google lowers the priority of your requests after you made some requests in batch? The more ...
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how to convert latitude, longitude projection from epsg:3857 to epsg:4326

I want to use geocode in our application. so that, I got Google geocoding API and could achieve with Google Maps. Problem is that I wanted to achieve the same with my own map which is having ...
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Geocoding Multiple Addresses using ArcGis JS API

I am new to using the ArcGIS JavaScript API. I am currently trying to develop an application but I am having troubles with it. The application I am developing uses a .csv file with a bunch of ...
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Legacy Geocoder Retiring - Alternatives to ESRI World Geocoder [duplicate]

Knowing that ESRI is retiring their legacy geocoding systems, what good alternatives for batch geocoding do you know of? Thanks
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Location names autocomplete service with custom Nominatim installation

I'm looking to host an autocomplete service. I have installed Nominatim and imported the planet file with Nominatim. It took about 3 days to dump data into database and an additional 7 days to run ...
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Having trouble geocoding ZIP 4 only using 10.0 NA address locator

I'm having a rough time getting my list of 100 ZIP plus 4's to geocode in ArcMap 10.1. I'm using the 10.0 North America geocode service which has separate drop downs for ZIP and ZIP plus 4. I do not ...
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How to geocode addresses that are outside Address Ranges of source layer?

Im using TIGER lines to geocode a table of addresses. Say for instance the address range for a street is 1100-1200. What would be the best way to match an address such as 1094?
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Can you geocode to a polygon?

I have a postal code file, I want to geocode to that polygon (not point) so that I can perform some analysis on each of the polygons. Sometimes more than one point will share the same polygon so it ...
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What are the most detailed and reliable address databases for the United States?

Here in Britain people can license the Ordnance Survey's AddressBase product, which provides a list of almost all the country's addresses, along with individually surveyed building locations. Like all ...
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Write Nominatim-like geocode query using only PostGIS functions?

I'm new to PostGIS and was anticipating being able to write geocode queries using only the functions provided by PostGIS. However, once I loaded my database using osm2pgsql and discovered tables like ...
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Limit data imported into PostGIS database?

I am building a web application in which members will be able to find other members in their area. This is your typical "nearest neighbor" search which I'll perform using their latitude and ...
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The list of geocodes of villages/cities of India wanted

Any relevant information is welcome. For example, license of the data, where I can find relevant sources, etc.
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How can I geocode to a shape instead of a coordinate?

Geocoding to a shape instead of a point The project I'm currently working on is Find-A-Record. We are geocoding genealogical record collections and storing them in a spatial index (browse our blog if ...
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Does France have addressing products similar to British AddressBase?

In Britain people can license the Ordnance Survey's AddressBase product, which provides a list of almost all the country's addresses, with good building location accuracy even for remote country ...
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Where can I obtain an up-to-date list of US ZIP Codes with Latitude and Longitude Geocodes?

NOTE: This began as a question on Stack Overflow, which has subsequently been closed. I also noticed a similar question about Most Up-To-Date Source for US Zip Code Boundaries, but I believe this ...
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Global address datasets for testing?

Are there any free global address datasets I can use to test my geocoding application? I'm looking for a dataset that contains residential addresses from countries around the world. I don't need a ...
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How to use in_field_map parameter of CreateCompositeAddressLocator_geocoding?

I would like to know if anyone who has worked with the CreateCompositeAddressLocator_geocoding method knows how the "in_field_map" parameter is formed?
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Should I consider any other geocoding services?

I need to do geocode lookups so that I can show members of my website other members who are in their vicinity. My approach will be to obtain their latitude and longitude from their mobile device and ...
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Cleaning up data in Excel for use in QGIS

I am trying to clean up a large .txt dataset in Excel. I think that a macro or another application may be able to clean up the data they way I want but I have limited programming skills. I need to ...
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How to Geocode use GeoPy API combined with GDAL Python bindings?

My question is related to the 'How to Geocode 300,000 addresses on the fly?' topic that has been asked by Mehul Nahar. I'm interested in running the processes explained by capooti in response to mehul ...
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Bulk lookup of address census tract and block

Is there a free or cheap way to code a large number of addresses and return or append the census tract and block data? There are a number of ways to geocode an address and get the lat long, but I ...
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Comparison of geocoding solutions (such as Gisgraphy & PostGIS 2.0)

As I am sure many of you are aware, PostGIS has finally released Version 2.0 and included within this version they have also built a geocoder (see: http://postgis.net/docs/Extras.html). Although I ...