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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Mass Geocoding Requests for Germany

To say it upfront: This is a question that has already come up before in the GIS Section but did not provide a manageable and legal solution for my problem (see below). I have a database (in STATA ...
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ESRI Geocoder placeholder text not displaying

Following the ESRI API, I added the placeholder parameter to the geocoder widget to add some informative text would instruct the user what the search box was for. For some reason it is not displaying ...
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can't geocode with PostGIS 2.1.1

I don't know where's the mistake... I am using the process from the PostGIS documentation (http://postgis.net/docs/manual-2.1/postgis_installation.html#loading_extras_tiger_geocoder) . I created a ...
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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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Georeferencing a column doesn't work in my local instance of CartoDB

I'm installing a instance of CartoDB in AWS/Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm having a hard time trying to georeference a column with textual addresses. I know that the data I'm trying to georeference is ok ...
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Geocoder widget find() method does nothing

According to https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jsapi/geocoder-amd.html#find the geocoder widget has a method "find" which seems to be a manual way of forcing the widget to start the geocode. I ...
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Adding more fields in locator style to creat customized address locator

I have a database following the structure of "US Dual Range Addresses" and I want to, in addition of the fields used in dual range addresses, add more fields and I want to know what are the changes I ...
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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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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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Geocoding in ArcGIS desktop and use the shapefile in ArcGIS Online

I want add 60 addresses in point format to my map in ArcGIS online. So what I did was use ArcGIS Desktop (10.2) to geocode them, exported them as a shapefile, and imported them to the online map. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Possible for there to be same street, city, and country in two locations

I am working on a project, and need to know if it is at all likely in most of the world that there can be two streets in a city with the same name, in the same country, but in two different locations. ...
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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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ArcGIS 10.1 Geocoding problems - Creature Feature Class/Error processing the table

I am trying to geocode a list of addresses to location in a particular shapefile which has roads. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1, and trying to geocode using the address locator 10.0 north america geocode ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Geocode incredibly quickly but inaccurately

I have a Rails 4 app that needs to be able to geocode a large number of places very quickly, but not with any high degree of accuracy. Accurate to a few miles would be fine, I really just need the ...
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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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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 Can I Merge Geocoded Addresses With a Shapefile and Export One Table?

I currently have two layers in my QGIS (v1.7.3 for Mac) project -- one being a Pennsylvania State House shapefile and the other being 166 geocoded addresses (for which I used 'Add Text Delimited ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...