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 do geo coding with openlayers?

How can I achieve Geocoding with the JavaScript OpenLayers API, in the same fashion as the Google Maps API?
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Does the Census have an API to render coordinates from addresses?

Is there a United States census API that renders coordinates for a given address? Is it possible to use the United States census API for commercial purposes? Do you have a guide on embedding the ...
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A quick-fix solution for geocoding?

I am working on a prototype for a web-based trip planner and need to have a geocoding function (for the start and destination adresses), up and running the "easy" way. My area that the prototype is ...
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Are there any geocoding plugins for QGIS that interpolate along linear features instead of querying web services?

I am curious if there are any tools for QGIS to facilitate geocoding tabular data using a local linear features layer (ie, a street map with street name and address ranges - similar to geocoding in ...
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How does IP geocoding work?

I'm trying to understand how using each part of an IP address influences the accuracy of geocoding. For example, if 15.201.xxx.xxx is used instead of 15.201.123.xxx what is the approximate ...
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SQL Query to Reverse Geocoding in PostGIS

I try to do Reverse Geocode from my shapefile on the database. I'd already try with Spatialite and PostGIS to put shapefile (.shp) into it. But I'm still can't delivered my objection about reverse ...
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Bing's geocoder with GeoPy not returning a zipcode

I'm just getting started with GeoPy and have been running some tests to determine the quality of the different available geocoders. I have noticed that Bing's geocoder is more accurate than Google's ...
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Query MapInfo TAB Files

My company currently uses MapInfo Professional to map our client's addresses into territories. I have been asked to figure out a mechanism to do the same thing but real-time via a web service call. ...
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How to convert Singapore Onemap Co-ordinate to Google maps co-ordinate system

I have to fetch few 3000 co-ordinates (I am Geo-coding ) and convert it into Google map co-ordinate system. Following is the process I am doing I am calling Mapone.sg API for geo-coding in return ...
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How to reverse geocode without Google?

I have a basic tracking system i've written with OpenLayers using google and openstreetmap and I want to use geocoding to get street names etc However, I'm a bit confused. I was hoping there was a ...
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Free api to reverse geocode latitude, longitude to census tract?

I have a bunch of latitude,longitude coordinates (mostly city/town centroids) in the United States for which I'd like to find the containing census tract. For instance, input => nn.nnn, -nn.nnn ...
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How to make distance calculated using Latitude and Longitude more accurate

I'm coding a Web App whereby users can choose their city (start) and a destination city, and find out the approximate distance between both cities, using Latitude and Longitude of both cities to ...
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Demographic Info within 3 miles of longitude and latitude

I want to get demographic information within three or five miles of a location given its longitude and latitude. The demographic info I am looking for include number of people, age distribution, ...
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Resizing and Reshaping features in Openlayers

Resizing and Reshaping features in Openlayers. I have a map with Openlayers and some controls to draw and modify Features. I need to activate the Resize and Drag and Rotate check button fields as ...
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UK Building co-ordinates web service

Within the UK, do any commercial web services offer building level geocoding to a coordinate? If so what level of accuracy is available?
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Geocode quality: Nominatim vs. PostGIS Geocoder vs. Geocoder::US 2.0

I occasionally need to geocode >> 500,000 US street addresses (no features or intersections). I'd like to set up a geocoding service locally to handle these bulk geocodes. I've used the Tiger-based ...
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How would I create my own geocoding web service

I would like to write a geocoding web service for genealogy in Java. Because it is for genealogy, I don't need to go down to the street level. I only need to go down to the county. Looking at ...
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Is there a method to create offline geocoder using OSM xml data?

I am trying to develop an offline android map that makes use of OSM map tiles of 15 zoom level, For this purpose i used an open source library : Osmdroid Now, i m looking into the possibility of ...
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Quickly plot 600+ Post Codes in ArcView 9.3

I have 613 post codes covering the UK, stored as an Excel file. I need to plot them - preferably all at once - in ArcMap (ArcView, 9.3). The post codes are 5 figures (e.g. BT19 6). Is there a quick ...
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ArcGIS 10 Locators: TA_Address_NA_10 vs TA_Streets_US_10 — which to use?

I see there are two locators on tasks.arcgisonline.com, TA_Address_NA_10 vs TA_Streets_US_10. I'm having difficulty understanding the difference between the two. From browsing the properties it seems ...
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Address Standardizer Options

Ok, so with ArcGIS 10, ESRI has depricated 'Address Standardizing' in the new locators, I know you can still use the 9.3.1 locators to do this; but I heavily suspect that after the 10.1 version we ...
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Geocoding Australian postcodes - MapInfo

How do I plot suburbs/location onto a map? I have a list of suburb postcode and their names in Excel. What is the process to plot them onto a Map? I'm in Australia. I use MapInfo Professional 10.1. ...
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Purely client-side geocoding options for a webmap

I am creating a simple webmap that should be able to: Display external maptiles (any of the following: Cloudmade, Mapquest, Google). Overlay additional static layer in Geojson or KML format, that ...
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Open street map accuracy problem

I want to locate shops with open street map. For that I send a query to nominatim, a webservice which geocodes coordinates from addresses. I draw a marker at the returned coordinates, and it´s ...
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Can you query overlapping user-defined polygons at a given point in Google Maps?

I need to find out the limitation of working with the Google Maps API, and the possible solutions for doing semi-complex spatial comparisons. What I'm looking to achieve is a system of comparison ...
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How to maintain integrity between changing street network and geocoded points?

We maintain hundreds of thousands of points geocoded against a dual-centerline Navteq street network. We are faced with the challenge of maintaining referential integrity between our points and the ...
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Given city and state, how to get the nearest zip code in US

We have a situation where user enters a city, state for which we need to find a corresponding zip code. In case there is no corresponding zip code, we are required to find a zip code that close to the ...
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Connecting geocoded point to an identify function

I am using the esri javascript api to make a web map. I need to use an address locator to geocode a point and then depending on where that point lands information populates a side panel. I am assuming ...
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ArcGIS10 Geocode Parser Pretype Problems

If I leave any important information out, let me know and I will append what I can. I am running into this problem when using the geocoder to locate various addresses in Quebec with ArcMap 10 SP1. ...
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Geocoding through a language barrier

This is related to a previous question of mine. It has come to my attention that the streets file I use as my address locator in Canada uses French (or simply accented) characters for the names. ...
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vba code for algorithm to assign track file gps UTM coordinates (East Africa) to an overlay 5x5km grid cell

The GPS coordinates are temporarily imported in to an Access database from DNR Garmin files downloaded (as dbf file(s)), and then exported for mapping in AEJEE (ArcExplorer Education Edition). I need ...
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Disambiguate messy place names in python (preferably on local machine)

I have list with several million place names that come from Flickr profiles. Users provided these placenames as free text, so they look like this: Roma, Italy Kennesaw, USA Saginaw, MI Rucker, ...
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Problem running bounding-box queries

I am working on a google map application, to display the items that are listed in the selected rectangular area. Below image give you some understanding. Based on the co-ordinates ...
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Good resources on geocoding algorithms

Do you know of any good resources on geocoding algorithms? I am particularly interested in address query parsing, including matching and weighting parts of the query, dealing with misspellings and ...
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Geocoding advice by using Arcgis

Hello everyone i have an administrative unit feature dataset (polygons) with 3 levels: Admin 1 - Province, Admin 2 - District and Admin 3 - Commune. Now i want to make a geocoding process of an ...
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Comparing TIGERLine 2006 (and prior) With New Shapefile Format

I have created a geo database using MySQL and the TIGERLine data files available from the US Census. This is actually an MSSQL database I created that I've transfered to MySQL. Everything works ...
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GPS coordinates to neighboorhood?

I have tried both Google and Yahoo's Geocoding services to get the Montreal neighborhood/district from GPS coordinates but while they are both able retrieve the correct (address, city, state, country) ...
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Which Address Locator types use which .cls files?

I am attempting to edit the standards file used with ArcGIS 10's geocoding engine. Unfortunately, there are 17 files! As far as this website instructs, there should be an .lot file that tells me which ...
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Address locator not using modified .cls file

I have made a customization to the US Streets locator style for our application. We've changed "SR" to map to "STATE ROAD" instead of "HC" in the us_addr.cls file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS ...
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How to create bilingual composite address locator in ArcGIS 10?

I'm fairly new to geocoding in ArcGIS and stumbled upon first problem. I'm working with GeoPost data from Swiss Post. As long as I'm using their default locator everything works flawlessly. I also ...
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Is there a service that does geocoding with advanced language support?

I'm building an address disambiguation page and I'm interested in having geocoding results returned in the local language of the country the result's in. For example, if I make a reverse geocoding ...
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Is there a way to distinguish data precision in KML?

Here's my problem (and I was inspired to ask this from this question)... I create a KML file recording where upcoming training courses will be for the next year. The cities might be Atlanta, Calgary, ...
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How to Geocode a City

First, a little disclaimer. I know that I can just call one of any number of geocoding APIs to perform this for me. This is more of a curiosity than anything else. With that aside, how does someone ...
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Wifi Positioning System (WPS) setup

I need to develop a shopping mall GIS. I have no idea to develop it. The shopping mall GIS should function like GPS (guides user to desire shops). Do I need to set up some GIS device at each corner of ...
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How would one geocode historical US census records?

I want to geocode census records from the U.S. Here is one example from 1870. This particular census page is from the 6th election district, 8th ward of New York County. Here's one from the 1910 ...
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Techniques for offline reverse geocoding on a mobile device?

I am working on a mobile mapping application (currently iOS, eventually Android) - and I am struggling with how to best support reverse geocoding from lat/long to Country/State without using an online ...
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Google maps API charset for http request ?? Geocoding Requests

im sending the following request to maps api but receiving the json response with chars problem. Can some one point me in the right direction to set charset correctly ? Request -- ...
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How to get US Highway exit geocodes using Google maps API or through some other means?

For our application, we need to get all the US interstate highway exits along with their Geocodes. Can you please explain how to get these using Google Maps API or Google Local search or otherwise? So ...
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Standards for creating a RESTful Geocoding webservice

I am about to start defining a new API which will allow our clients to perform Geo Coding lookups. I would like to follow any standards there are out there. However looking at a few examples: The ...
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How to automatically create 2D-point features from addresses in an SQL database

I currently have an SQL-Table which contains our buildings. I already added the table and now want to create features ( 2D-Points ) from that information. The biggest problem I have is that the ...