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The documentation you are referencing (see the proposed answer below) from the Census Bureau's site refers solely to the Landview 6 product (released in 2003). The Census Bureau does not release information about specific addresses, including the exact location, due to Title 13 of the US Code. The TIGER/Line Shapefiles and the Census Geocoder documentation ...


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Start by considering synonyms for what you're calling "colloquial area", other than district or ward: neighborhood, region, zone, etc. See if there are already maps of such areas. Real estate agents often divide cities up into well-known but unofficial areas because they wish to group properties roughly according to market value and accepted colloquial ...


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I have a script I use to take a list of addresses and geocode them to points in a new feature class. You just need to download the requests module and supply a service url for a Geocoding REST service. I do not really know of any open source geocoding services though. import requests import json import arcpy import os import sys arcpy.env.overwriteOutput ...


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OpenData BoundaryLine (Ordnance Survey) ONS Postcode Directory (ONSPD) May 2014 edition. This includes full UK (including Northern Ireland) Code-POINT Code-Point Open (May 2014) This is a mirror that is updated yearly (or better) http://parlvid.mysociety.org/os/ Using all three you can build up a postcode to at best a district and a ward (We have done ...


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There are 2 Versions of the Community License COMMUNITY EDITION (Licensed Data) A popular free option among developers, the Community Edition using Licensed Data offers an industry-leading platform that includes the developer tools and resources needed to build rich and engaging mapping applications. General restrictions and requirements regarding the use ...


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You should be able to achive you goal using free geocoders with a little bit of scripting on top. First you should probalby look into the OpenStreetMap Nominatim (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim) Here however there are certain use policies that you must apply to. In the link i have give you, it is stated, that Mapbox have a similar service ...


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The "paths" they are referring to are the program executables (*.exe) for your system, as mentioned in step 4. For example, if you are using 7-zip for unzipping data, you would replace: <unzip_command> with "C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z.exe" in the SELECT portion of the SQL statement. You could make this easier by creating SQL variables ...


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I agree with you that the instructions in this step are unclear. My interpretation is that you run this command, then edit the value of the declare_sect column in the loader_platform table that's created by the command. The value of the declare_sect column rows should be the path to the os commands listed (e.g. pg, unzip, etc...).


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Neighbourhood names are tricky, one possible source is the Flickr Shapefiles. You could look at Tom Taylor's work (referred to from here) but it seems not to be working today.


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This is an interesting piece on such data for the UK. Public data in the UK is often not-public, including post codes Anyway the article provided via the link above will give you a direct link to the data you require. I'll let you decide on the morality of using wikileaks for such information.


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NOTE: Since I added this answer JLH has given a much better one, so please refer to his answer. My original conclusion below: I received no answers on this, so naturally I investigated it further myself. My Conclusion: the Tiger data is precise enough to geocode to the correct street, but not to the actual lot. I determined this after testing a good ...



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