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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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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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Extracting all address locations from street centerline file

I have a project in which I want to "extract" all of the geocoded addresses from a street centerline file (with my defined offset and whatever other user defined input is needed). If it is helpful ...
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Different searching results in local Nominatim and openstreetmap.org

I've just installed Nominatim using this guide. I've successfully import fresh osm.bz2 file with data for Saint-Petersburg, Russia into my postgresql database. Nominatim search script works, but it ...
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Geocoding through Canadian French language barrier?

This is related to Very Inaccurate Geocodes in Canada (Quebec). It has come to my attention that the streets file I use as my address locator in Canada uses French (or simply accented) characters ...
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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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Standards for creating a RESTful Geocoding webservice

I am about to start defining a new API which will allow our clients to perform Geo Coding lookups. I would like to follow any standards there are out there. However looking at a few examples: The ...
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Batch geocode with multiple services?

I've got a batch of addresses to geocode (on the order of 10,000), I've looked at various services for doing the geocoding, and each service seems to be able to locate a portion between 50% and 90% of ...
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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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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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Should I consider any other geocoding services?

I need to do geocode lookups so that I can show members of my website other members who are in their vicinity. My approach will be to obtain their latitude and longitude from their mobile device and ...
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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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Finding Gaps in Hundred Range Street Centerline Segments in GIS

Is there a way to find gaps for Hundred Range Street Centerline Segments within the attribute table? An example that I can think of, is if there is a hundred range street segment that shows 1001-...
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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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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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How to scrape addresses from a web page for geocoding purposes?

I am trying to get addresses from a web page 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 ...
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Cleaning up data in Excel for use in QGIS

I am trying to clean up a large .txt dataset in Excel. I think that a macro or another application may be able to clean up the data they way I want but I have limited programming skills. I need to ...
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GPS coordinates to neighboorhood?

I have tried both Google and Yahoo's Geocoding services to get the Montreal neighborhood/district from GPS coordinates but while they are both able retrieve the correct (address, city, state, country) ...
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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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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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How do I address this error message in QGIS, “CSV file must be in UTF-8 encoding”?

When I attempt to use the MMQGIS geocoding plugin, I get the error message, "CSV file must be in UTF-8 encoding". It causes the program not to respond for a few brief moments, then comes back with ...
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What is the name of the 3 word address system?

I remember this system(website) from a couple of years ago, but I don't remember the name. But the general idea is that you could identify any location on the earth with 3 words. IIRC, there was no ...
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Is there a public API that can be accessed with Python and will geocode Points of Interests?

I recently downloaded tagged hospital data from OpenStreetMaps.org using the API. Some of the data have a 'node' tag which are attributed with a lat/long while other data are tagged as 'way' format ...
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Using Multiple ShapeFiles as a single address locator

Let's say I have 5 shapefiles, and I want to use them as a single address locator via the ILocator interface. What would you recommend? Merge the shapefiles into a single shapefile then convert to ...
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Finding out if coordinate is within shapefile (.shp) using pyshp?

I'm trying to map coordinate data to a municipality. Reverse geocoders aren't as accurate as I need them to be (I was using geocoder pkg before), so I found a .shp that maps and names all the ...
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Anonymizing postal addresses?

I want to create an archive of mail I receive and send. Part of my goal is to provide public statistics about this archive, like a world-map with a pin for each location I sent mail to or received ...
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Does France have addressing products similar to British AddressBase?

In Britain people can license the Ordnance Survey's AddressBase product, which provides a list of almost all the country's addresses, with good building location accuracy even for remote country ...
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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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Address locator not using modified .cls file

I have made a customization to the US Streets locator style for our application. We've changed "SR" to map to "STATE ROAD" instead of "HC" in the us_addr.cls file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS ...
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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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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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Suggestions for Geocoding Messy, Inconsistent, Single-Field Addresses?

I have nine spreadsheets containing information about a total of 33,401 unique events in the greater Chicago area. I have been asked to geocode all of these, if possible, and I am certainly no ...
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How can I decrease size of geodatabase “Nominatim”?

I downloaded Nominatim http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Installation. The database size is more than 400 GB. The speed of geocoding is very slow. I want to increase it. For example, I ...
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What is the bare minimum data I would need to import from an OSM data file in order to geocode an address?

I'm using osm2pgsql to import an extract of OpenStreetMap's data so I can geocode an address to a lat/lng. But I'm new to OSM and mapping so I'm having trouble figuring out what data is relevant and ...
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Bing's geocoder with GeoPy not returning a zipcode

I'm just getting started with GeoPy and have been running some tests to determine the quality of the different available geocoders. I have noticed that Bing's geocoder is more accurate than Google's (...
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ESRI Geocoder Service Different Name For Single Line Input

I have two ArcGIS Geocoding Services but they have different Service Descriptions on Single Line Address Field: part For This Service I have SingleLine but for This One it is Single Line Input Can ...
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HRESULT E_FAIL error when doing batch geocoding in ArcObjects

I am trying to write a batch geocoding application in ArcObjects/C# and keep getting the meaningless "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component" error (error code -...
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MMQGIS plugin causes QGIS crash while geocoding

When trying to geocode data with MMQGIS pulgin (Google Maps) the QGIS crashes (not responding). I even tried to divide data into smaller sets but it does not help.
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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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In the UK, how do I convert from an address to a lat/long?

Please include where I can buy the dataset and how much it costs?
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Settings of Address Locator within ModelBuilder or ArcPy?

I am creating a model that processes a large road dataset, then creates an address locator from the roads. The Create Address Locator tool does not allow me to set options like Spelling Sensitivity or ...
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Geocoding address to polygon?

Is there a service that can take an address and return a polygon of the property lines (or the coordinates of the corners of the smallest possible bounding rectangle)? The area is Oakland, CA, USA.
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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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Given city and state, how to get the nearest zip code in US

We have a situation where user enters a city, state for which we need to find a corresponding zip code. In case there is no corresponding zip code, we are required to find a zip code that close to the ...
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A quick-fix solution for geocoding?

I am working on a prototype for a web-based trip planner and need to have a geocoding function (for the start and destination adresses), up and running the "easy" way. My area that the prototype is ...
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Is there a way to distinguish data precision in KML?

Here's my problem (and I was inspired to ask this from this question)... I create a KML file recording where upcoming training courses will be for the next year. The cities might be Atlanta, Calgary, ...
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Automatically creating 2D-point features for ArcGIS Desktop from addresses in SQL database?

I currently have an SQL-Table which contains our buildings. I already added the table and now want to create features ( 2D-Points ) from that information. The biggest problem I have is that the "...
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what is the fastest way to plot a list of Canadian Addresses?

I have a list of roughly 500 addresses that I'd like to plot on a map either as a point layer or as a kml/placemarks. The addresses are in form 123 QGis Street, Province, Canada, A1A 1A1
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Geocoding addresses to coordinates in QGIS

I've got an Excel file which includes known locations with their exact address (street, house number, city, state). This Excel file does not have a geographical column. Also, I have a .shp file inside ...
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Geocoding rural addresses in Australia

For my research project at university I would like to geocode about 100-200 addresses in mostly rural areas in Australia. I'm having problems finding a suitable geocoding online service. Services ...
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How to obtain road classification type at a point via nominatim?

This is my first time posting here so please forgive me if i ask a trivial question. Is there a way of obtaining the type of road an object is settled in from a request via nominatim? (i have the ...