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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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...