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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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 ...
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How to get address coordinates from OSM?

I've got an osm file containing the city I live in. Now I've got a tool to render and display it in the browser (mapnik+postgis+tilecache+openlayers+geoext) and the task is to make an address search. ...
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Local geolocation to FIPS county using Latitude and Longitude

I millions of lat,long pairs and I want to convert to FIPS county codes that match with the US census data. In the past I used the census block api but that is too slow for the amount of numbers that ...
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Can I use the Google Geocoding API to parse and standardize address data?

I need to parse single-field addresses into multiple fields such as address number, street name, street type, etc. Esri has the Standardize Addresses tool in the Geocoding Tools toolbox, but I am ...
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ESRI Javascript API Geocoder VS Locator module

What's the difference between ESRI's Geocoder and Locator module in the javascript API? I know the Geocoder defaults to ESRI's geocoding service, or both modules can be set to a custom Address Locator ...
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How to get Google Street View panoramas on the same street as the requested address?

The Google Maps API geocodes an address to a point. I can use that point to find the nearest panorama (street view) image. I can then determine the heading based on the two points and show the ...
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What is the best way to parse ESRI geocoding results?

My project uses one of ESRI's ArcGIS online geocoding services to provide address searching capability. Specifically I use this locator (only through the premium subscription model): ...
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GIS confidentiality, how to convert address to block level

I have a list of addresses in a spreadsheet to use with ArcGIS and geocode using the provided ESRI street level geolocator. But I intend to make point information viewable for the public, thus I want ...
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How to use ArcGIS to reverse geocode and get road segment number?

I am now in a project which need to make reverse geocoding , namely ,given the latitude and longitude(assumed that the location is in a street), I want to get the road segment it is located in. What I ...
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How to obtain road classification type at a point via nominatim?

This is my first time posting here so please forgive me if i ask a trivial question. Is there a way of obtaining the type of road an object is settled in from a request via nominatim? (i have the ...
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Deleting the “cached” field names for a large CSV file

Using ArcGIS Desktop Advanced 10.1 I have a large CSV file (36MB with about 600,000 records) that contains single addresses that I want to geocode. The file is called "SingleAddresses.csv" The file ...
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Points near corner

I have a road network (lines) and some POIs (points). These POIs have the information of street name on their attribute table. I've found that some street name from the POI doesn't match with my road ...
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What are the steps to go from raw address data to a locator report? [closed]

I'm a seasoned programmer, but I'm new to GIS in general. I've read a decent amount of ArcPY documentation but haven't seen an example that takes me from raw data to a locator report, from start to ...
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How to restrict search area by city in cloudmade?

I use cloudmade geocoding api for search some geographic entity in a certain city, but i don't know how to restrict search area by city. I try to use structured query, for example: ...
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Get coordinates of a building with geocoding

I want to get the coordinates of a building with geocoding. At the moment I use the GeoCoder class for android to get from the selected address the coordinates, but these are not corresponding to the ...
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Why do I get huge memory and CPU spikes setting up the geocode tool

I am running the geocode tool against a database table which contains values for address, city, state, zip. I am using an address locator that I downloaded locally http://gis.ats.ucla.edu/ Whenever ...
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Multiple Country Codes? - World Geocoding Service (ArcGIS REST API)

Using single field geocoding, (ArcGIS REST API) I am having an issue with the World Geocoding Service when it comes to getting results that include both USA and US territories, like Puerto Rico for ...
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Formatting OSM Data For Use in ESRI Address Locator

I've been given the task of researching the possibility of setting up an ArcGIS Geocoding Service that can work with OSM data. I am aware of Nominatim, but since these service(s) will be running on ...
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Creating an Address Locator with a Database of Geo Information

I am trying to build an Address Locator for ArcGIS 10.1. I would like to use a Microsoft Server MySQL database where location information is stored using an alias, an address, and XY coordinates. What ...
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Definite way to confirm a geocode as correct

So you tested few geocoding services for the same street address. You got results varying by 0.7 to 3 kilometers. How can you tell which geocoding service was more right, other than letting your user ...
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How to improve poor performance times for PostGIS 2.1 Tiger Geocoder?

I've recently upgraded my PostGIS DB from 2.0 to 2.1. I initially followed the instructions from Waiting for PostGIS 2.1 - Install PostGIS Tiger Geocoder as an Extension and 2.7. Installing, ...
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Automating Point Data Collection [closed]

I'm supposed to go through Google Maps and manually record names and addresses of dentists in Texas for geocoding, by zip codes. This task is going to be immensely tedious and I know that there has ...
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Get coordinates from address

I am writing a application which allow users to save a address into database (db) and in the next step it shows all addresses on a map. But in the saving step I need automatically calculate a GPS ...
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Geocoding using Excel spreadsheet

Can I add a spreadsheet with addresses to Qgis and then geocode it?
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What's the easiest way to do a one-time mass geocode? (580,000 addresses)

I am working on a civics related project and I need to be able to display all the properties in the City of Philadelphia on a map, so I'll need to get the latitude & longitude for all 580,000 ...
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gisgraphy geocoder - importing custom data

I have been researching offline geocoders - and am impressed with what I've seen in Gisgraphy. It is especially attractive to my environment, since I am on Windows Server 2008 and Apache Tomcat. ...
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Is there an effective limit to the geoprocessing task Geocode Addresses?

The issue I face has the following background: We are geocoding an immense directory of records. It is something in excess of 100 million addresses. I have split the addresses up into as small a ...
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Condensing sparse geocodes to weighted Geo-Circles?

I have a data-set comprising of 3 million records having latitude and longitude information associated with it, I want to condense it to form few thousands Geo-Circles, with radius and weight ...
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Is it possible to create a geocoding and reverse geocoding service based on the shapfiles data

We have some shapfile data and we have export them to the mysql table. The table have these columns: id name description fulladdress code lng lat ... Now I wonder if it is possible to create a ...
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Cloudmade geocoding API: what are the volume limitations?

I'm trying to understand the TOS of the Cloudmade's Geocoding API, but it's not very clear. It says in section 6: use CloudMade APIs in a manner that exceeds request volumes that are set by ...
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how to build a reverse geocoding service [duplicate]

We want to build a web service like google reverse geocoding. Of course, we will only provide the service for only a specified region. Then we want to know things we need to implement it. By now, ...
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What is the correct coordinate system for google geocoded text file layers?

When importing a text file containing lat/longs geocoded from something like GPSVisualizer.com into QGIS, what is the correct coordinate system to select? Most web services (GpsVisualizer included) ...
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Convert a UK postal code to a city name?

is there any service to convert a UK postal code to a city name? Does one postal code always map to one city, or to more than one? Is there a free web service to do this conversion for me? Thanks.
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Displaying Highrise Delivery Routes

I have a geocoded address table for High Rise buildings in New York. If i'm trying to map delivery routes to a number of these locations, what would be the best and most clear way to display the ...
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Can I use a Esri geocoding service with my custom basemap?

I am looking at the JavaScript samples in here. I am searching some street by search bar. But not zooming to street, it only viewing city. I have a custom tiled map service layer in my server. Can I ...
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Download/create address locator styles for Europe?

Where can I find some address locator styles for European countries? or how can I create my own address locator that contains street, house number and city, and use their aliases? PS. I have the ...
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Unable to publish geocoding service [ERROR: 001369]

I manage to create a geo locator on arcmap and tested it. but when I publish to arcgis server using arcmap or arcgis server manager. I encounter the error 1) Fail to publish service. The error is ...
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Geocoding API Comparison

Is there a good updated source for comparing existing Geocoding APIs (i.e. Google, Mapquest) and their features? I'm really interested in their language support as well. For example, Google has ...
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Geocoding - get lat/long from 11000 address

What I have: an Excel file with 11 thousand address (street + zip code + city) all address are from Portugal the address are not accurate (some address have the name street in a short way) What I ...
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Using multiple address locators in ArcGIS

I am geocoding millions of addresses for my research (every registered voter in six states). I am using two geocoders: one that is really fast and one that has fewer unmatched addresses when I ...
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How to get first, most current coordinate in GeoCoordinateWatcher?

It seems like when I have an app that uses a GeoCoordinateWatcher and I attempt to get the first coordinate, it always pulls the last coordinate that the GPS used first when raising the ...
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Batch geocode with multiple services?

I've got a batch of addresses to geocode (on the order of 10,000), I've looked at various services for doing the geocoding, and each service seems to be able to locate a portion between 50% and 90% of ...
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Assigning centerline address ranges

I've been given the task of assigning address ranges to a centerline feature class. I have all the data and I am just going street by street. My question: When assigning ranges, should I just enter ...
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Geocoding Address without Arc Server?

I'm helping geocode addresses, and new at it. My office does not have Arc Server, is this required? I found this conversation Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile that points me to address ...
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Suggestions for Geocoding Messy, Inconsistent, Single-Field Addresses?

I have nine spreadsheets containing information about a total of 33,401 unique events in the greater Chicago area. I have been asked to geocode all of these, if possible, and I am certainly no ...