The process of converting coordinates (latitude, longitude) into human readable names of locations, such as an address (perhaps partial) or other brief descriptive text.

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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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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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What is the best way to do reverse geocoding with PostGIS?

Is there a way to do reverse geocoding with PostGIS? There's a lot of information on the Web but I found it very confusing... I have imported osm data into my own Postgres with PostGIS database. Now ...
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Reverse Geocoding Libraries

I'm new to GIS and mapping services. Can anyone tell me what my options are for reverse-geocoding libraries, other than nominatim? I'm most likely going to be working with OpenStreetMap data. So ...
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Looking for ZIP+4 boundaries

I know where to find 5-digit ZIP code boundaries. Do 9-digit ZIP code boundaries exist? If so, where might I find them?
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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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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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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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Getting polygons of all countries and ISO-3166-2 subdivisons

In order to do reverse geocoding lookups to find a country (as ISO-3166-1) and the subdivision (as ISO-3166-2) for given coordinates I am looking for a way to get all polygons of all countries and ...
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Is there software that will do reverse geocoding to convert photographs' GPS locations to addresses?

I am using a standalone GPS tracker that produces GPX files and then clock-sync photos with it using Microsoft Pro Photo Tools. This works pretty well. But I was also using a feature of Pro Photo ...
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Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile

I have a shape file that contains points. I want to do a reverse geocode and give these points an address. Can someone please help me?
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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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Given a known batch of mobile-obtained gps data with timestamps, what algorithms can be used to clean it?

I'm working on the backend for an iOS/Android app that collects locations every hour and syncs with the server every three hours. The mobile apps themselves are not under my control and so I can't ...
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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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What is exactly reverse geocoding

I am the developper of gisgraphy (and in few weeks), the new version will be roof top. So i plan to update my reverse geocoding service to house numbers (it was only for streets), I thought it was ...
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Free application or web service for reverse geocoding

I'm looking for a fast and free web service or local application (this it would be better, a local service with database of street, numbers, city, etc.) for reverse geocoding. I could use google but ...
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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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Inside/Outside Local Jurisdictions

Does anyone know of a software or service that can define whether a location is inside or outside of city and county jurisdictions? Our company is getting hit with huge tax audits because we did not ...
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How to get around the 10-character limit when converting from kml to shp with ogr2ogr

I'm trying to create custom .shp files by drawing polygons on a new layer in Google Maps Engine, exporting that .kml file, and then converting that file to a .shp file with ogr2ogr. If I run a ...
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Self hosted, highly accurate, address geocoding?

I'm working on an app that requires Rooftop level accuracy coupled with very high volumes. The client would prefer to self-host the solution which might not be a bad idea considering our volume and ...
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Offline geocoding and reverse geocoding for android

I'm developing an android application that cannot use internet and need to deal with maps and positioning. Download OpenStreetMaps data seens to be a good solution to access map information offline. ...
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Table structure for a reverse geocoding database

I should start by saying that I do not have much experience with GIS so this question may be foolish. What I do have is a database for performing a lookup from a set of coordinates to find the ...
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How to geocode a building with different entrances

I am working on a routing map for a university campus. the routes are modeled and network analyst works fine. The problem: Many of these buildings have several entrances. Is there a way to geocode ...
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Given (lon,lat), how can I quickly retrieve the containing administrative region?

Given a coordinate (lon,lat), I'd like to retrieve the containing administrative region (state/province level) for an offline mobile application. The method employed needs to be fast/efficient. ...
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Reverse Geocoding - calculate every time, or store result in database?

Several questions, such as this one, discuss whether to store only lat/long in the database & calculate the street address every time it is needed, but they seem to miss a few points & seem to ...
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Reverse geocoding to get city, state, country data separately?

I have longitude and latitude data. I need to reverse geocode to get city, state, country data separately. I have checked google service. Google provides complete address to a micro level. ...
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What Reliable Reverse Geocoding API Can I Use?

I am working in a company where our team requirement is to do reverse geocoding lookups. Below is our requirement. To give you more background, the 3 geolocation-related needs I have are as follows: ...
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Geopy Error with Reverse Geocoding

I am using Geopy. I get following error for the code. I have using the same code as on https://code.google.com/p/geopy/wiki/ReverseGeocoding from geopy import geocoders g = geocoders.GeoNames() ...
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Enrich a dataset of POIs with OpenStreetMap

I have a list of POIs, some with a full description and some with only a few data entries, like the following: 6.9441000 50.9242000 [50677] (Ital) Casa di Biase [Köln] 6.9373600 50.9291800 ...
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How is Mapquest Nominatim Service's “routeWidth” search param implemented?

I was looking at MapQuest's Nominatim service, and it seems like they have a non-standard search parameter (doesn't seem to exist in standard Nominatim's list of params) that is the routeWidth. Any ...
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Postgres OSM planet reverse geocoding

i'm building function for reverse geocoding in Postgres using PostGIS function's. For now i was able to clean up all the data that was useless to me(rivers, buildings,etc.). I got 3 ...
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Nominatim: Always getting “unable to geocode”

I've installed Nominatim and everything seems to work fine, but whenever I try to use the reverse geocoding API, all I get is "unable to geocode". Strangely, the search function works well and returns ...
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I would like to reverse Geocode from the infowindow

I am just learning the ropes with CartoDB and am curious to know if this is possible. I have a CartoDB map with points and I am entering data into this map through the CartoDB editor. I would like ...
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How to identify township range and section from longitude and latitude

I have several hundred coordinates in an Excel file. I would like to identify the township range and section they are located--what is the easiest way to do this? I have you QGIS and basic GIS skills ...
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Android GIS - Reverse Geocode using Shapefile (.shp)

I want to develop an Android application. I'm still a newbie here. What I want is to develop my app just like a GIS that can implement reverse geocoding. So I can put in lat / lon coordinates and ...
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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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Reverse Geocode for Android

I am new to arcgis for android. I practice using Geocode and reverse geocode. I use sample Place Search from Esri, but i also want to add Reverse Geocode in it so that after a user put in the address ...
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Determine if GPS coordinate in Canada

I have GPS tracking solution and most my customers in US. My reverse-geocoding solution pretty basic: Table with US ZIP database Procedure in SQL Server where I search for city/state closest to ...
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Get road type by coordinates

I need to do the following task: to retrieve the road type (highway, bridge, track, pedestrian and others) by coordinates, query a remote service (via HTTP). I'm looking at the different major ...
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Reverse Geocoding: cannot connect to World Geocode Service

I should probably go to ESRI for help with this question, but I was hoping that someone else might have had the same problem and solved it. I'm part of a larger university and we get ArcMap as a site ...
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Permanent link to a Nominatim address?

I want to be able to link landmarks from a private database to their respective OSM representations (nodes, ways or relations). One of the approaches I have seen to get permanent-ish reliable link to ...
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Is there a service or db to download or convert Postal Codes to Geo-Shapes / Polygons? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a service that converts Postal Code of Major European Cities to Geo Shapes (List of Lat/Lng) pairs like when you go to Google Maps and type for examples 10557 Berlin, and it draws ...
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Network Analysis for Pickup and Dropoff

I have a bit of a problem that I need help with. I am looking at a set of lat/long with a time stamp for the desired pickup or drop-off for passengers. There are multiple pick-ups and drop-offs within ...
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If we use Nominatim just for reverse geocoding, is it possible to delete some tables from the PostGIS database?

I've installed Nominatim on a server following these instructions. I've also imported the luxembourg osm.pbf file data, so reverse geocoding queries successfully work in the luxembourg area. What I ...
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Get house addresses within polygon?

Is there a data source/service for the USA where, if we provide a polygon, it provides the addresses of all houses contained within it? I just want to know if this type of functionality or similar to ...
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Web API for reverse geocoding geographic features

Is there a free web API that can reverse geocode geographic feature names? I'm currently using the Google API, which will return political and street address info, but I would like to return the names ...
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Get list of cities within a bounding box

I need to find a web service that allows me to reverse-geocode but with a bounding box. In other words, I want to give the coordinates for a bounding box of latitude and longitude, and be provided ...
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How to get accurate coordinates from google geocoding services?

Can I write my address in a better way to increase the odds of getting better coordinates from google geocoding services. If someone has insights about how GIS parse addresses or experinces with ...
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How to use ArcGIS to reverse geocode and get road segment number?

I am now in a project which need to make reverse geocoding , namely ,given the latitude and longitude(assumed that the location is in a street), I want to get the road segment it is located in. What I ...
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Google map showing Overlapping Boundaries [closed]

I am working in process of building an online Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding Service .For That I have been preparing a database by creating a centroid point in a shapefile and sending the point to ...