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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Import Zip codes into qgis

I have a list of zip codes (nearly thousands) which I want to show in qgis. After researching I found that I need to geocode them first into Lat/Long then I can use them to create a layer for qgis. I ...
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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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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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Get list of cities within a bounding box

I need to find a web service that allows me to reverse-geocode but with a bounding box. In other words, I want to give the coordinates for a bounding box of latitude and longitude, and be provided ...
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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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Geocoder of google maps on openlayer map

I'm trying to integrate the geocoder of google maps into my ol-map. There are a lot of similar questions asked. I tried out this: http://dev.openlayers.org/sandbox/topp/almanac/examples/geocoder.html ...
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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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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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What data does Esri use to create their US_RoofTop locator?

I'm creating address locators to be published on my local ArcGIS server instance and used by various applications. My server does not have access to the internet so I'm unable to use Esri's online ...
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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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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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deCarta Android API geocode throws Protocol not found exception

I am using the deCarta Android API to find the GPS Lat/Lng of a street address. However, whenever I try to use the geocode method of the Geocoder class it always throws the exception: Protocol not ...
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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 ...
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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 ...