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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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Gisgraphy importer crashing, possibly due to JDBC connections problem. Is there a fix? [closed]

I've been trying to install gisgraphy for the past few days. The setup has went well, but the software crashes while importing data. I'm only importing data for a single country so it's not overly ...
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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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Reverse geocoding TIGER road data to include US place names

I downloaded primary, secondary, and local road data in Montana via USDA; however, place names (city/town etc) are not included in the data sets. I'm just wondering if there is a method to reverse ...
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Reverse Geocoding: Add municipality to resultant shapefile?

I have a list of points with Lat & Long coordinates that I've plotted on the map. I used reverse geocoding to attach the corresponding address. The resultant shapefile returns the lat & long ...
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Geocode.farm addresses are not allowed to be displayed? Alternatives?

I just read the ToS of Geocode.farm and I am really curious about this paragraph : You may NOT display the information and data on either an internet or intranet site, regardless of access ...
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Resolving postgis “type geometry does not exist” issue on installing tiger_geocode extension?

I have installed postgis extension in my db. I have few columns associated with its type in few tables and now I would like to use reverse geocode functionality in my app. Hence I tried to create ...
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Reverse geocoding from sql server

I have a lot long/lat data in MS SQL Server, i want to do reverse geocoding by using openstreetmaps or some other free web service, and on the end i want to display all of that in report builder, does ...
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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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Permanent link to a Nominatim address?

I want to be able to link landmarks from a private database to their respective OSM representations (nodes, ways or relations). One of the approaches I have seen to get permanent-ish reliable link to ...
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Is there a service or db to download or convert Postal Codes to Geo-Shapes / Polygons? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a service that converts Postal Code of Major European Cities to Geo Shapes (List of Lat/Lng) pairs like when you go to Google Maps and type for examples 10557 Berlin, and it draws ...
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Get addresses from TIGER geocoder in polygon

I have the TIGER geocoder installed, setup and working in POSTGIS. I also see the reverse geocoder lets me get an address from a point on the map. But now I want to provide a polygon and get all the ...
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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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How/Where to get reverse geocodes up to 5 decimal points precision for offline use?

I would like to have a simple text file(s) with following reverse geo-codes information for all the countries (i.e. world): Coordinates -- Address e.g. 12.96779, 77.65306 -- #7, Jeevan Bima ...
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Postgres OSM planet reverse geocoding

i'm building function for reverse geocoding in Postgres using PostGIS function's. For now i was able to clean up all the data that was useless to me(rivers, buildings,etc.). I got 3 tables(...
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Network Analysis for Pickup and Dropoff

I have a bit of a problem that I need help with. I am looking at a set of lat/long with a time stamp for the desired pickup or drop-off for passengers. There are multiple pick-ups and drop-offs within ...
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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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Offline geocoding and reverse geocoding for android

I'm developing an android application that cannot use internet and need to deal with maps and positioning. Download OpenStreetMaps data seens to be a good solution to access map information offline. ...
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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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Reverse Geocoding: cannot connect to World Geocode Service

I should probably go to ESRI for help with this question, but I was hoping that someone else might have had the same problem and solved it. I'm part of a larger university and we get ArcMap as a site ...
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How to find a location is inside a country?

Given a Country Code and a Lat Lng pair, I want to find whether it is inside that country or not? What is the way to do it? Is there an algorithmic way to do this? I can accept certain amount of error....
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Inside/Outside Local Jurisdictions

Does anyone know of a software or service that can define whether a location is inside or outside of city and county jurisdictions? Our company is getting hit with huge tax audits because we did not ...
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Get house addresses within polygon?

Is there a data source/service for the USA where, if we provide a polygon, it provides the addresses of all houses contained within it? I just want to know if this type of functionality or similar to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Can I use Map Quest/ Open Street map to get the local names?

I am using the reverse geocoding service provided by Map Quest. For a sample coordinate of N 53.27, E 8.123333, I receive the state of "Lower Saxony". According to Wikipedia, and a user of my service, ...
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Web API for reverse geocoding geographic features

Is there a free web API that can reverse geocode geographic feature names? I'm currently using the Google API, which will return political and street address info, but I would like to return the names ...
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Match bicycle routes to street lines

I have a KML layer of bicycle routes and a street line layer. Using either ArcGIS or QGIS, how can I select the streets that correspond to the bicycle routes?
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How to find nearest city using Geonames features codes

I've got about 300,000 lat/lng coordinates of events that I'm combining into a large map. The coordinates come from all over the world. For each point, I want to find the nearest city of at least XYZ ...
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How to identify township range and section from longitude and latitude

I have several hundred coordinates in an Excel file. I would like to identify the township range and section they are located--what is the easiest way to do this? I have you QGIS and basic GIS skills (...
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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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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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Get list of cities within a bounding box

I need to find a web service that allows me to reverse-geocode but with a bounding box. In other words, I want to give the coordinates for a bounding box of latitude and longitude, and be provided ...
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How to get accurate coordinates from google geocoding services?

Can I write my address in a better way to increase the odds of getting better coordinates from google geocoding services. If someone has insights about how GIS parse addresses or experinces with ...
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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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How to use ArcGIS to reverse geocode and get road segment number?

I am now in a project which need to make reverse geocoding , namely ,given the latitude and longitude(assumed that the location is in a street), I want to get the road segment it is located in. What I ...
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How can I cache reverse-geocode results?

I'm implementing an Android application that needs to do some reverse-geocoding to resolve a geocoordinate to a city. What is the best way to cache this information on the smartphone so that I don't ...
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How to get around the 10-character limit when converting from kml to shp with ogr2ogr

I'm trying to create custom .shp files by drawing polygons on a new layer in Google Maps Engine, exporting that .kml file, and then converting that file to a .shp file with ogr2ogr. If I run a ...
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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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ArcGIS Android Reverse geocoding, Cannot perform query. Invalid query parameters

I'm trying to write reverse geocoding. And i copied code given here... Here is my code sample.. public class MagProActivity extends Activity { private MapView mMapView; ...
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how to build a reverse geocoding service [duplicate]

We want to build a web service like google reverse geocoding. Of course, we will only provide the service for only a specified region. Then we want to know things we need to implement it. By now, ...
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Reverse Geocode for Android

I am new to arcgis for android. I practice using Geocode and reverse geocode. I use sample Place Search from Esri, but i also want to add Reverse Geocode in it so that after a user put in the address ...
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Reverse geocoding polygon co-ordinates?

I have a large dataset of polygons for property sections that I need to reverse geocode. It was recommended that I use a GIS like Quantam to do this however from my research I am not 100% sure if a ...
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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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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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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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Geopy Error with Reverse Geocoding

I am using Geopy. I get following error for the code. I have using the same code as on https://code.google.com/p/geopy/wiki/ReverseGeocoding from geopy import geocoders g = geocoders.GeoNames() (...
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Reverse geocoding to get city, state, country data separately?

I have longitude and latitude data. I need to reverse geocode to get city, state, country data separately. I have checked google service. Google provides complete address to a micro level. ...
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Stopping the automatic snap to locator in Arcgis 10.0 reverse geocode

I built a network application using arcgis 10.0 sdk for wpf. The application uses a locator of highway milestones to reverse geocode (and identify) the "flag" the user clicked on the map. My Problem ...
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Seeking Reverse Geocoding API?

I am working in a company where our team requirement is to do reverse geocoding lookups. Below is our requirement. To give you more background, the 3 geolocation-related needs I have are as follows: ...