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I am researching graffiti incidents in New York City.

One of the addresses entered is Frederick Avenue And West 179Th Street,Bronx,New York

Cannot geocode, i.e. find the latitude and longitude of this

I tried googling this, but even google maps cannot find.

How do I deduce where this can be.

For instance, there is an address entry, South East Corner Of Amsterdam Avenue And Cross Bronx Expressway,Manhattan,New York, and I can approximate it to the exit of Cross Bronx Expressway that takes one to Amsterdam Avenue, i.e. Exit 1.

How to resolve this issue?

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    you will never get 100% match... someone can make a mistake when giving/writing/reading the address, the street name might have changed (but still commonly used locally) etc. – JGH Jun 12 '17 at 15:45
  • There are 10628 records with X_COORDINATE and Y_COORDINATE you will have to either remove the remaining or use a manual check of the rest of the records but with Address as 49 49 your have a hard time matching those remaining addresses. These X,Y coords need reprojecting into lat/lng, do you know the local NYC UTM projection? – Mapperz Jun 12 '17 at 23:05
  • @Mapperz See I know nothing about projections, but someone answered another question of mine, gis.stackexchange.com/questions/243416/… I believe it is EPSG: 102718 – Rhonda Jun 12 '17 at 23:59
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I was searching in QGIS globule search plugin using the trial " West 179Th Street,Bronx,New York". It find me this address enter image description here I was using the "WGS 84" CRS and the coordinate are -73.91492,40.85570

  • If this was helpful please mark this as "answer". Thanks – Nitzan Matan Jun 13 '17 at 20:02

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