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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Geocoding API Comparison

Is there a good updated source for comparing existing Geocoding APIs (i.e. Google, Mapquest) and their features? I'm really interested in their language support as well. For example, Google has ...
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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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Geocode address once in google maps, save in database, read geocoded result from there on

Is it possible to geocode an address, save the result in a database, then read that result from there on? I'm using a Google map that is geocoding hundreds of addresses which obviously hit the ...
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How to convert zip codes to latitude and longitude?

I have a data set that includes a list of zip codes. Is there a way in R to convert these zip codes to latitude and longitude coordinates?
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What is the difference between geocoding and georeferencing?

After some googling around both seem to be interchangable words, where we speak of tying the spatial info of a real place and storing in database. But still I am not satisfied, there should be some ...
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Download/create address locator styles for Europe?

Where can I find some address locator styles for European countries? or how can I create my own address locator that contains street, house number and city, and use their aliases? PS. I have the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to geocode street intersections using Nominatim?

Is it possible to geocode the location of a street intersection using Nominatim? Example geocode query Commonwealth Ave at Washington Street, Boston, MA Successful Geocode by Google ...
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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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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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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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Russian GIS Data

Which companies are the best suppliers of vector, geocoding, imagery, and POI data in Russia? Which companies provide a complete service (which includes the above data types and also routing, ...
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How to use Google Maps geocoding with Openlayers?

I'm making a Openlayers map with some shapefile and I have Google Maps base layer. I want to create a text area and a button. When I input a address and click the button, the map should show me the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Assigning centerline address ranges

I've been given the task of assigning address ranges to a centerline feature class. I have all the data and I am just going street by street. My question: When assigning ranges, should I just enter ...
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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 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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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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Is there a way to minimize turns in Network analyst routing?

I have a network of pedestrian routes and I want to provide them with clean directions but network analyst chooses the first route that it can turn towards destination and gives me a zig-zag road. Is ...
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How to improve poor performance times for PostGIS 2.1 Tiger Geocoder?

I've recently upgraded my PostGIS DB from 2.0 to 2.1. I initially followed the instructions from Waiting for PostGIS 2.1 - Install PostGIS Tiger Geocoder as an Extension and 2.7. Installing, ...
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Is it possible to create a geocoding and reverse geocoding service based on the shapfiles data

We have some shapfile data and we have export them to the mysql table. The table have these columns: id name description fulladdress code lng lat ... Now I wonder if it is possible to create a ...
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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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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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Is it possible to run the address locator in ArcGIS via Python?

I have a question regarding the address locator in ArcGIS. It is possible to create an address locator by using Python, but is it also possible to run an address locator via Python? This means, is ...
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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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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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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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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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Combine Shapefile with address information

I downloaded a UTM32 shapefile (.cpg, .dbf, .prj, .shp, .shx file, where other available georeferences are GK3 and TM32) that shows the exclusive division of Germany in its municipalities. Above, I ...
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How to geocode IP addresses at finer resolution than the city level?

I have tried several Geocoding IP API or tools but found that the Lat/Long output is same for all addresses in the same city, which could not meet my needs. Can anyone suggest a better way to geocode ...
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how we create line between two cordinates on polymap?

I am working on d3 and polymaps, I plot map and create circle on the given latitude and longitude which retrieves from the JSON file but now I want to connect those circles with line. I tried to do it ...