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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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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Is there an open source international GeoCoding database if you only need city level resolution?

I'm writing an application that needs to plot a user's location on the map, and the user could be anywhere in the world, but I only need city/town level resolution, not street address. Is there a ...
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Looking for geocoding data for New York State

I have tried the following local data sets: TIGER 2010 TIGER 2006 www.datasciencetoolkit.org http://www.gisgraphy.com They are all very inaccurate for data in New York State. I need the data to ...
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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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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 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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Does anyone use TRS (Township, Range, Section) data?

I recently had a request for TRS/PLSS data and I didn't know anything about it. I have researched it and it looks like it is purely mathematical (for the most part) based on geo-coordinates but I'm ...
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Open Source Address Correction / Parser with Fuzzy Matching

Here is a a little bit of a detailed question related to address parsing/geocoding which I feel should be interesting to many users. So, essentially I am curious to know if anyone has had any ...
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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 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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Does Leaflet JS API provide a Geocoding service?

I am considering replacement of Google Maps with Open Street Maps and the Leaflet JS API. Does the Leaflet JS API provide a Geocoding service?
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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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Different searching results in local Nominatim and openstreetmap.org

I've just installed Nominatim using this guide. I've successfully import fresh osm.bz2 file with data for Saint-Petersburg, Russia into my postgresql database. Nominatim search script works, but it ...
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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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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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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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Bulk Geocode 20 million records

Are there any free or reasonably priced databases for the US which can be searched and return latitude and longitude information?
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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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How to use Google Maps V3 Geocode with Openlayers

How to use Google Maps V3 Geocode with Openlayers. Below is my code but the function does not execute when I try to integrate it with Openlayers. This works with my original google v3 file. Below is 2 ...
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Is there an open source tool for both road network analysis and geocoding?

Is there any one open source software package that can perform both road network analysis and geocoding?
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Geocoding failure on concurrent requests with arcgis-10.0

I've created a small python synchronous geoprocessing script (ctagc) that runs on AGS. The script accepts a table (GPRecordSet) as an input parameter. The script then calls ...
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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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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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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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How to scrape addresses from a webpage for geocoding purposes?

I am trying to get addresses from a webpage for mapping purposes. I know I could copy and paste the addresses into an Excel file and geocode them but I was wondering if there was any faster way to get ...
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Is there an open source Geocoding tool which can be used commercially?

Is there any Geocoding tool which is open source and can be used in commercial application? We tried Google geocoding API's but cannot continue with it because of some licensing limitation. Now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS Geocode Single Address Python

How can I geocode a single address in python using arcgis 9.3? I found http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgiSDEsktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Geocode_Addresses_%28Geocoding%29 - but this does a whole table, ...
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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 ...
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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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How to avoid Google map geocode limit?

I'm creating a custom google map that has 125 markers plotted via a cms. When loading the map I get this message: Geocode was not successful for the following reason: OVER_QUERY_LIMIT I'm pretty ...
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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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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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Looking for the best data source for a geocoding database for Canada

I'm planning to build a Geocoding database for Canada. The goal is that - the database should be able to provide latitude and longitude for any given street level address in Canada. A similar ...
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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 Canadian French language barrier?

This is related to Very Inaccurate Geocodes in Canada (Quebec). It has come to my attention that the streets file I use as my address locator in Canada uses French (or simply accented) characters ...
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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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How to create a point along a line given distance

I have been given a non-spatial database which contains the names of lines which I have a shapefile for. The database also has names of points and the distance of each point from the origin along the ...
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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, ...