Questions tagged [geocoding]

Use when converting street addresses into spatial data that can be displayed as features on a map, by a reference dataset or locator.

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Geocoding to search only addresses within shape?

I have a couple of names of different cities/villages from a data set created using 100 year old documents. I would like to geocode these villages (i.e. assigning coordinates) but the addresses are ...
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SAR processing - geocoding shapefile which is slant range

Is there any software (like snap, sarscape etc.) can be used to geocode shapefile (slant range) to shapefile (ground range) (like WGS84)? If yes, which data is need for that? By the way, the ...
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TIGER/Line GeoID - Census Tract map to Lat/Long

I'm working in Python with ACS data downloaded from here: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-data.html I was able to convert the geodatabase format to a pandas dataframe where every row ...
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Understanding ArcMap automatic rematching?

I am geocoding fairly large data using ArcGIS. I had a considerate amount (16%) of locations had tied results after geocoding using a composite address locator using multiple fields. I am curious what ...
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Supplement Mapbox geocoder results with external geocoder API

I am still learning JS so please bear with me. I have built a Mapbox GL JS map and would like to supplement Mapbox geocoding results with those from an external geocoding API as many POIs I need are ...
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Transfer markers from MyMaps to QGIS?

I need to georeference a list of places. Unfortunately, my original file doesn’t contain addresses, it is made up of a list of famous locations, such as the St Mark Basilica, Miramare Castle, ...
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Why does QGIS / MMQGIS / Geocoding always show a connection error to Google Maps although I want to use Nominatim?

I am currently trying to geocode addresses from a CSV file using QGIS (2.18.22) via MMQGIS (2018.1.2) and the Nominatim Geocoder. Unfortunately there is always a strange error. Why does Nominatim ...
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How to batch geocode country names to polygons? [closed]

I have .xlsx dataset file with column "Country Name" and "Country Code" which have text records. I would like to geocode (assign) it to adequate country polygon in batch mode. The expected result ...
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What are some self-hosted alternatives to Graphhopper's Geocoding API? [closed]

I have a self-hosted instance of Graphhopper. However, it doesn't come with autocomplete like the web demo; from doing some searching, it looks like the autocomplete comes from the Geocoding API, ...
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Using overpass turbo to download all windfarms on admin level 6 in germany

I managed to write a query which extracts all windfarms: [out:json][timeout:150]; ( {{geocodeArea:"Lüneburg"}}; {{geocodeArea:"Nienburg/Weser"}}; {{geocodeArea:"Uslar"}}; {{geocodeArea:"Dassel"}}; {{...
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How to fix the geocode error: UnicodeEncodeError ascii codec can't encode character ufeff and xfc

I'm struggling with geocoding on QGIS3 on a Mac 10.14.1. When I try to import a CSV file from Excel via MMQGIS->Geocode->Geocode CSV with Google/Open Street Map, I get the error: My guess is that ...
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Displaying Geocoded data in QGIS

I have a CSV file with geocoded data that I would like to display in QGIS. How do I open this file? When I go to add CSV layer it asks for X and Y co-ordinates which I do not have as the data is ...
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MMQGIS Geocode is failing in QGIS 3

I am facing troubles geocoding the CSV file in QGIS 3 with MMQGIS (OpenStreetMap). Images below are showing my workflow and the problem that I am encountering. I am getting the following error: ...
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How can I check if two attributes match between a point and the area within which the point is located? in QGIS

I would like to verify a geocoding process. I have used googles API and have geocoded about 35.000 adresses within Austria. By inspecting the locations it is obvious that a few lie outside of Austria (...
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Unresponsive MessageBar in QGIS 3

I created a little plugin to geocode addresses using the HERE API and QGIS 3. Especially in batch mode, I can see that the plugin is iterating over my features in a table and my messageBar progress ...
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Arcpy Geocoding Script Fails (vague messaging)

Using ArcMap 10.6 to load a Python script that will geocode 25,000 addresses. It looks like it fail during the actual gecoding attempt with an error: ERROR 000010: Geocode addresses failed.Failed to ...
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PostGIS geocoding with local street centerline data

I have the PostGIS TIGER geocoder setup and working to geocode addresses in a single city. I am trying to use local street centerline data for geocoding instead of the TIGER data because it is more ...
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How to get Borough names using ArcGIS API for Python through geocoding?

I'm new to ArcGIS API for Python. Is it possible to do do geocoding of an area, specifically New York City and get all the boroughs' names? i.e.: Geocode request for all boroughs in New York city. ...
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PostGIS Tiger Geocoder Not returning, stno, street, styp for geocoding

I recently loaded TIGER 2018 data for California. After fixing all the errors I have loaded all the data into the database. I checked each of the tables and all of them contain data. From this ...
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Getting longitude/latitude coordinates from Addresses?

I got a CSV file with more than 15000 address, and I need to show them on a map of the South-West of France. I've found the MMQGIS plugin on QGIS, but it does so without the right SCR. Do you have ...
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Geocoding large amount of postcodes crashing in MMQGIS

I have 14,000 observations I am geocoding to postcodes around London and surrounding areas. I have 2 files - London postcodes and Britain postcodes. Around 2,000 postcodes fall outside of London so ...
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GeoPandas geocode error when using Nominatim

I am following this lesson about Geocoding. I have entered: # Import necessary modules import pandas as pd # Filepath fp = r"addresses.txt" # Read the data data = pd.read_csv(fp, sep=';') data....
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Creating custom address locator in ArcGIS Desktop?

It was 8 years ago when Esri published a famous "Customizing locators in ArcGis 10" whitepaper. They also gave us more than 50000 lines of magic Xml covering US address styles. I tried to make a ...
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Using Google Maps to geocode for ArcGIS?

I've been trying to use Google Maps for geocoding using the steps described in this tutorial: http://sites.tufts.edu/gis/files/2013/11/Geocoding-addresses-with-Google-Maps1.pdf I'm a little confused ...
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Limit ESRI World Geocoding Service to a particular city using ArcGIS Desktop

I'm trying to limit ArcGIS World Geocoding Service to just the city I work in. I'm using it, in conjunction with another custom geocoder to refine the results of a composite geocoder (which is ...
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Seeking free API that allows to get state and city using name of country and postal code? [closed]

Original question: I create an web application and I need to obtain the information contained in the question on the backend side of my application. What I need the most is the automatic retrieval ...
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Geocode Adresses with QGIS

I want to transform about 750 adresses into geocoded points. I´ve tried the plugins MMQGIS (Geocode) and Geopunt4Qgis but none of the things I´ve tried worked. Maybe its because the adresses are ...
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SSL error message using MMQGIS and Google Geocoding API

I have a large batch of about 9000 addresses that require geocoding. I've read most of the documentation, and have sectioned my data into chunks of 1000 to geocode using QGIS's MMQGIS Plugin. I also ...
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What part of the Census Block is the County?

I have a list of census blocks for California and I am trying to get the county for each row. If I have a census block of 60070004024003, which 2 digits make up the county FIPS?
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Batch Geocoding

I need to update about 8.3MM voter registration records with rooftop geocoding coordinates. Which components of Nominatim (or other public sources) would I need to do this in batch mode? (besides ...
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BNG Locator ArcGIS does not work

I am trying to use the bng locator in ArcGIS Desktop. Unfortunately, I am not very successful. I follow following steps: ArcGIS Desktop - ArcMap Open the Catalog window Expand the GIS Servers Folder ...
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Geocoding sensitive addresses without API

I have a large set of sensitive addresses that I need to Geocode on a server. I cannot send them to an external API due to HIPAA restrictions. Ideally I'd love to use an open source solution, even ...
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When using the Google maps geocoding API, how to handle cases where an address returns nothing?

I have a list of addresses that I want to geocode. While the Gmaps geocoding API does geocode most of them successfully, there are a few addresses for which it returns nothing. What is the best ...
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Is there any way to know which geocoded location coordinates returned by the Google maps API are wrong?

I have a dataset of about a million addresses. I was tasked with finding the latitudes and longitudes of all these addresses. I finished doing that (took about a week and about $3000 in credit card ...
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PostGIS query for geocoding street intersectons using local data sets?

I'm currently looking for a script example for geocoding two intersecting streets using local data sets and PostGIS. I'm aware that the Tiger Geocoder can used for geocoding both addresses and street ...
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Address searching/geocoding using Leaflet

I am pretty new to coding. I have been using Leaflet to create an interactive map, I have managed to pull in some data from a PostGIS database and have points on the map, downloaded some plugins ...
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How to assign the same point to duplicate records in ArcMap geocoder?

What I am trying to accomplish is to geocode a long list of addresses by assigning the point manually. The problem is that there are many duplicates which can not be removed. Therefore, I need to ...
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Geocoding addreses using PostGIS?

I have a requirement where I am supposed to be able to take a reference address and provide the 3 closet addresses to the reference address from a list of addressses. So far I have Installed ...
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Is geocoding with Nominatim available for all the countries

I am trying to geocode an address using Nominatim for Malaysia but it cannot recognize it using his page: https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/ . Is Nominatim available only for certain countries?
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Geotools & Natural Earth finding lat/lon not always accurate

I am trying to take a lat/lon and find which country the lat/lon is located in. Below is a boilerplate of code I found to accomplish this, which was found in this post (Reverse Geocode latitude ...
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Decimal degrees to meters in QGIS 3.03

I understand this question has been asked a few times but I am having trouble with this issue in QGIS 3.0.3. These are the current CRS of my layers: Open Street Map (XYZ Tile) - EPSG: 3857 - WGS 84/...
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Why are there missing values in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Codes for States

On the US Census Website there is a list of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Codes for States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Island Insular Areas of the United States? ...
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How to Geocode an address where the reference data has an address range in a single field

I would like use something like the "US Address - One Range"(Commonly used locator styles) where there is a from address and to address. However it requires side of street information and my range of ...
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How to join tables to create a new shapefile in ArcMap?

I'm unsure how to join a table and reference shapefile in order to create a new shapefile. I'm using ArcMap. I made a simplified version example below. I have a shapefile of points (locations where ...
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Geocoding results not displayed in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have an Excel worksheet with USA zip codes, which need to be geocoded and displayed in ArcGIS Desktop 10.5. First, I downloaded the "USA Zip Code Areas" layer from ArcGIS online and created a new ...
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What is Google Map’s knowledge of historic street names?

I am geocoding historic addresses in Ireland using Google Maps (free access) but in some cases Google Maps returns an address with a different street name. For example, when I enter the address of the ...
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Python Error; 'Charmap codec can't encode character '\ufeff' in position 0'

Please help with this error when trying to use MMQGIS plugin.
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Geocoding Error: One Point

When I use the geocoding tool to plot cities/states in the U.S. it plots only one point. However, the attribute table shows that all the points have been plotted. Furthermore, the one point is not ...
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Are there any standards for geocoder APIs?

I recently did some research on geocoding services, and noticed that seemingly every API is unique. Unique in both the request format and the results returned. However, the general functioning of most ...
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What is meaning of 'accuracy' and 'confidence' in Nominatim search results?

I have the search result for the string "12 street" from Nominatim in GeoJSON (Python geocoder library): 'geometry' : {'coordinates': [-110.0121359, 53.2489107], 'type': 'Point'}, '...

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