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Questions tagged [reverse-geocoding]

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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Migrate geocoding app VB6 and MapObjects 1.2 a new language [closed]

I am somewhat new in GIS programming. I have been assigned the job of migrating a backend app to a new language. This app is used for reverse-geocoding (from coordinates recover the address) which ...
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Reverse geocoding Nominatim results?

I need to obtain street intersections from reverse geocoded lat/long, where there is no house number information. I have a tile server and Nominatim running in Ubuntu 12.04 virtualbox. I followed ...
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Geocoding addresses including address cleaning and validation

I am tasked with building a geocoder (and in the long term reverse geocoder) from a local data I own. Since I am new to this and literature is relatively scarce, I would like to know what are some ...
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GPS file categorizer

Do you know a software tool that can categorize/group GPS track files based on the location of its points? I need a tool (standalone executable, script or QGIS extension) which I can feed a list of ...
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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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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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How to perform reverse geocoding to custom area on the map?

I know there are services that perform reverse geocoding, given a pair of lat-long and return an approximate address, city, etc. The problem I have is that given a lat-long, I want to return the ...
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What is reverse geocoding?

I am the developper of gisgraphy. I plan to update my reverse geocoding service to house numbers (it was only for streets). Understanding what reverse geocoding is seems very simple and wikipedia ...
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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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Local geolocation to FIPS county using Latitude and Longitude

I millions of lat,long pairs and I want to convert to FIPS county codes that match with the US census data. In the past I used the census block api but that is too slow for the amount of numbers that ...
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Possible for there to be same street, city, and country in two locations

I am working on a project, and need to know if it is at all likely in most of the world that there can be two streets in a city with the same name, in the same country, but in two different locations. ...
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Reverse Geocoding in QGIS

I have a point shapefile with Latitude and Longitude attributes with more than 1000 features. I want to add street address data in the shapefile by Reverse Geocoding but the Geocoding plugin has no ...
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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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Finding closest street name from point using MMQGIS?

I got a list of points spread over a city and their coordinates. I'd like to find out the name of the closest address (or at least street) from each point. I downloaded the plugin MMQGIS which allow ...
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Reverse geocoding geographic features

I have a growing database of routes. Each route is represented by a polyline with say 200 points on average. What I'm trying to achieve is automatic tagging of these routes with names of places and ...
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Sending valid UserAgent or Referer when Nominatim reverse geocode gets blocked?

I have a php page that requests reverse geocoding data from Nominatim OSM server. It was working for over a year. Recently started blocking my requests with the following message: You have been ...
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Complete list of UK postcodes plus their city, county, uk country

Is there a free data set of all current UK postcodes (about 1.7 million-ish) plus their city name, county and UK country (e.g. Liverpool, Merseyside, England) and ideally lat, long, east, northings?
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Mapping Ecclesiastical Parish Data?

I am looking for a way to plot data relating to the number of people in a given location - the location being an ecclesiastical parish. So I need software that will allow me to import a map of ...
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reverse geocoding api with no limitation?

I was wondering for reverse geocoding api, which doesn't apply any per day or monthly limit on the data? Till now all i have got is google api and geonames api. I need to get postal code from ...
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How to uniquely define a shortened address? (geocoding) [closed]

I've searched for existing concepts to define shortened addresses, but didn't find anything yet that fits my needs. For an example, I have to define object locations for say desks, where desks are ...
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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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PostGIS - geocode and address standardization

Can you please help me ( I am not professional, If it is possible some easy explanation) how to proceed with address standardization and geocoding with Open Street Maps data (outside the US) in ...
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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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Reverse geocoding multiple Lat\Long points in single go with QGIS?

I have a file which is having Lat\Longs for thousand of records, I need address for all these records to make it useful, I got a way to reverse geocode these records one by one but this process is ...
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Leaflet popup LatLong geocoder

I have a problem today with the Nominatim reverse geocoder for Leaflet. I found a solution on github : https://github.com/perliedman/leaflet-control-geocoder , but I don't know how to use it. I ...
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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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“Spatial Match” analogue in ArcMap?

My question is about reverse geocoding addresses over a large area from a set of points or polygons in ArcMap. I know from previous experience that Alteryx with the Spatial Match tool allows one 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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What is Mapzen QPS on reverse Geocoding

Doing some reverse geocoding for an application I am developping, but my qps seems capped at 1 qps. Is this a hard limit, or is there a way to circumvent that? I can't find any information on ...
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Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile

I have a shapefile 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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API to get water body names by coordinates

We have some geometry records - water bodies in a DB which does have name. I have tried to use Google Geocoding to extract them but it seems that it is more suitable for addresses. Is there any API to ...
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Nominatim - from Point to Polygon (town, city boundary)

I'm struggling with Nominatim's Search and Reverse. What I want, is to reverse geocode a Point and get a (Multi)Polygon. An administrative boundary (town, city scale preferred). reverse geocoding: ...
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Nominatim where does it get children info

I am trying to build a reverse geocoder that returns all the areas that a geo location point is located in. Neighbourhoods being the lowest level i am interested in. I am using the Europe OSM file ...
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Safe default value for missing street address number when reverse geocoding?

Context We are building an app that reverse geocodes a user location to retrieve a street address. The street address is then used to request transportation pick-up at the person's location. ...
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Reverse geocoding with QGIS

I've downloaded us region boundaries from US census bureau, which is a .zip file. I can open to view the file with QGis as follows (4 regions + Alaska): Now I have a dataset containing a lot of data ...
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Geocoding 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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How to extract zip code from reverse geocoding in PostGIS

I have a bunch of lat/lng coordinates that I can reverse geocode, after having installed PostGIS and the relevant Tiger files. I throw in a query like this: select reverse_geocode(ST_Point(lng, lat))...
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Always getting “unable to geocode” in Nominatim?

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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How can I get latitude and longitude from FIPS codes?

I have full FIPS codes down to the block, looking for a way to convert the FIPS codes into centroid latitude/longitude for each block. Basically this but backwards (and I'd like blocks, not just ...
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Is it possible to create a geocoding and reverse geocoding service based on the shapefiles data

We have some shapefile data and we have export to them to a 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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Area reverse geocoding

Is it possible to get the name of an area providing just the bounding box? I'm not interested in specific points, what I'm trying to figure out is to get the name of the maximum polygon (I'm thinking ...
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military grid refrence system geocode reverse

I have lat/long and I get geocode like 34TCK9320739642 from mgrs geocode reverse in arcmap how can convert that to address (country.city.state)
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Nominatim reverse geocoding Json format difference

I am trying to do reverse geocoding using open street maps. I am getting 2 different Json formats in the response. For, http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/reverse?json_callback=cb&format=json&...
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Getting ArcGIS geocoding service?

I want to doing geocoding with ArcGis geocoding service but I receive this error: How can I solve this problem ?
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MGRS(Military Grid Reference System) reverse geocode in ArcMap? [closed]

How can we reverse geocode MGRS (military grid reference system) strings in ArcMap? MGRS strings use alphanumeric notation to identify a location on the earth. For example, I have 34TCK9320739642. ...
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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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Batch Reverse Geocoding Not Working

we have a (Geocode Service) which has enabled with Batch Geocoding parameters as now when we test the service like {x:-83.000369, y:40.055185} , {x:-83.000031, y:40.051250} ‍ ‍ ‍ at It only ...
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Add a custom search to an OpenLayers map

I have looked at this thread: add location search to openlayers map but it is not the result that I am trying to achieve. Probably best if iI show you: http://www.potholestudios.com/Content/pid=46....
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Reverse Geocode latitude longitude with Geotools using Natural Earth Shapefiles in Java

I am trying to perform reverse geocoding in Java using GeoTools and Natural Earth Shapefiles. I just want to pass latitude longitude and get the corresponding country name + state name. I have ...
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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 ...