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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Improving accuracy of address returned by Google Maps using reverse geocoding? [closed]

We are using mobile application to track the location of the users. we have done testing of the application and found that the accuracy of the address is not correct most of the time. while testing we ...
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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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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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Python: Trying to figure out Geopy in python for reverse look ups

I am trying to test the following code on my system but I cannot get the correct output. Is this code correct for using geopy with GoogleV3? If so, how can I return country and continent name? ...
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ArcGIS Geocoding: Error trying to process this table

I'm using the new what3words geocoding service for ArcGIS Desktop (10.0 SP 5) and keep getting the following error message: "there was an error trying to process this table" Checked through the ...
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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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How to add addresses to line segments in road network files?

I have road network data for incorporated/unincorporated places in the US. Each place is composed of road network lines with the following attributes: street name, length, place name, State. I would ...
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Addressing based on centrelines, or assigned at parcel creation?

I'm still pretty green when it comes to GIS and using ArcGIS products, so hopefully this question doesn't sound too dumb. I am just wondering what the best way to go about assigning addresses to ...
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Find parent place using nominatim

I have a locally hosted Nominatim service. I'm trying to reverse geocode a lat, lon to a place hierarchy. E.g. https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search.php?q=30.284780%2C+-97.738831&viewbox=-...
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Reverse geocoding using OSM data imported into PostGIS

I'm trying to reverse geocode some points using an OSM import into PostGIS. I imported the OSM data (for Denmark so all addresses should be avaialable) into PostGIS using osm2pgsql enabling "addr:...
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Find country from GPS coordinates, offline using python

I'm aware that there are several similar questions already but I have been searching for days and not been able to solve my problem: All solutions I've found require GDAL, which I have not been able ...
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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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Get local names with reverse geocoding?

I am using the reverse geocoding service provided by MapQuest. For a sample coordinate of N 53.27, E 8.13, I receive the state of "Lower Saxony". According to Wikipedia, and a user of my service, the ...
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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 ...