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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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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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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HRESULT E_FAIL error when doing batch geocoding in ArcObjects

I am trying to write a batch geocoding application in ArcObjects/C# and keep getting the meaningless "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component" error (error code ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very Inaccurate Geocodes in Canada (Quebec)

Edit: Found this page detailing the standard geocoding abbreviation types which may be of use when trying to match foreign street types. It appears that we'll have to create a much more robust ...
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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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How to work with locators in ArcGIS 10.0

I wrote my locator class which grab features from my web service. I picked it up in the ArcMap and now I can perform a search in the geocoding toolbar. The suprise for me is the way results of ...
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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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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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Customize geocoding locator styles in an ArcGIS Server environment

Using ArcGIS Desktop, it is relatively straightforward to customize locator styles by editing the corresponding CLS files. We are struggling to do the same in a server environment. We have created a ...
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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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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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What reliable GeoCoding service would you recommend me?

I'm looking for a web service providing a full address based on coordinates (and reverse). I'm ready to pay for that service. I don't want to use Google's API.
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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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US One Address locator style missing city, state and zip code fields?

I am using the file: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\Locators\US One Address.lot To do address resolution on a parcel / polygon layer. I'm trying to understand why the file doesn't contain ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Geocode from mile marker/milepost to latitude/longitude?

I have a dataset that describes a few million incidents along Texas roadways. The vast majority of incidents only list a highway name and a milepost. For example, milepost 120 on I-20 or milepost 263 ...
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Data Source: Address ranges for every block in NYC

I'm looking for data that defines the address ranges used on NYC blocks. On this screenshoot you can see google has noted the first addresses on each block of West End Avenue and 92nd/93rd/94th st. ...
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How to reverse geocode with ArcMap?

What steps to I have to take in ArcMap (ArcEditor) to input a lat / long and return nearest address? I found the Reverse Geocode tool but I can't figure out what to put in the "Input Features" and ...
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Using Multiple ShapeFiles as a single address locator

Let's say I have 5 shapefiles, and I want to use them as a single address locator via the ILocator interface. What would you recommend? 1) Merge the shapefiles into a single shapefile then convert ...
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Extracting all address locations from street centerline file

I have a project in which I want to "extract" all of the geocoded addresses from a street centerline file (with my defined offset and whatever other user defined input is needed). If it is helpful ...
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Do shapefiles sometimes contain the necessary data for address resolution?

Right now I am doing address resolution with a ESRI file called Street_Addresses_US.loc which works. I have been given a shape file that contains streets that was compiled by the state. Is it ...
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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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what is the fastest way to plot a list of Canadian Addresses?

I have a list of roughly 500 addresses that I'd like to plot on a map either as a point layer or as a kml/placemarks. The addresses are in form 123 QGis Street, Province, Canada, A1A 1A1
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Full list of ISO ALPHA-2 and ISO ALPHA-3 country codes

I'm searching for a full list of countries with their country codes. Like on this page (need full and valid): http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/country_code_list.htm Thanks.
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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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Work flow for georeferencing imagery using open source tools?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a work flow for georeferencing high resolution aerial photography using open source tools? Comparison of user friendliness and robustness between Quantum GIS ...
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In the UK, how do I convert from an address to a lat/long?

Please include where I can buy the dataset and how much it costs?
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USA geocoding that's anonymous, good, and free - does it exist?

For a one-time project, I need to geocode a few thousand addresses. In the past I've used various online resources for this kind of thing (e.g., Google Maps API), but the addresses I'm working with ...