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Meaning of dash in house address number in USA?

In my experience, it usually means what you think it means: a range of address numbers. I've also seen it used as a way of writing an apartment or suite number, so 136-39 37 AVE would be 136 37th Ave, ...
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Address searching/geocoding using Leaflet

I tried too and failed. Here is an option that uses OSM and has other options. https://github.com/perliedman/leaflet-control-geocoder and a HTML page that works using it. <!DOCTYPE html> <...
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Finding out if coordinate is within shapefile (.shp) using pyshp?

PyShp will let you read the shapefile, but won't help you figure out if a point is in a boundary. You'll have to combine it with something like Shapely to do the geometric calculations. Luckily, the ...
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Getting longitude/latitude coordinates from Addresses

So you want to geocode your file ("translate" adresses to xy coordinates). You can search by yourself using this "geocode" keywords and you'll find plenty information. However, in France, there is a ...
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Seeking full list of ISO ALPHA-2 and ISO ALPHA-3 country codes?

On many Linux distributions, a list of iso country codes is installed by default under: /usr/share/xml/iso-codes/iso_3166.xml Under Fedora/CentOS/RHEL/Debian, the package that contains this file is ...
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Can USA streets have both, name and number?

ST in an address suffix usually refers to the suite of a sub location. In this instance it means Suite 200. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suite_(address)
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Reverse geocoding in QGIS Graphical Modeller

There is a possibility of using a "Field calculator" inside the Graphical Modeler. Let's assume there is a point layer 'test' with some features in it, see the image below Thereafter I ...
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How to Geocode a Google Sheet?

I found this Google Sheets formula in an answer in the Google Forums useful - =IMPORTXML("http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/xml?address="&C1, "/GeocodeResponse//location") Replace "C1" ...
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How do I address this error message in QGIS, "CSV file must be in UTF-8 encoding"?

Describes use of MMQGIS, a set of Python vector map layer plugins for Quantum GIS MMQGIS assumes that input and output shapefiles and CSV files are encoded in the UTF-8 character set. MMQGIS uses the ...
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How to merge a dataset with geometry an another with number data?

You and your friend are using different versions of CARTO. While your friend is on the older UI, CARTO Editor, you're using the newer CARTO Builder. In CARTO Builder, dataset merges or joins are not ...
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MMQGIS Geocode is failing in QGIS 3

I have found the solution. As the error suggests: the SSL in Python is not correctly installed. If you go to /application/python(your version) and then click "Install Certificates.command" ...
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Geocoding address in attribute table with PyQGIS

The main issue is that you are making the Nominatim request only once. It does not get updated and re-sent for each feature. There are a couple of other issues too, see my comments in the code for ...
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Geocoding addresses to coordinates in QGIS

For QGIS versions QGIS 3.20 and higher Starting from QGIS 3.20 it is possible to geocode addresses to coordinates by means of the native tool "Batch Nominatim geocoder", can be found under ...
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MMQGIS Plugin error in QGIS 2.18

Libreoffice calc: You can choose the encoding with libreoffice calc: MS Excel Follow: https://help.surveygizmo.com/help/encode-an-excel-file-to-utf-8-or-utf-16 When saving as, click tools -> Web ...
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Geocoding single address with Leaflet?

As per the Leaflet Control Geocoder plugin API documentation, you should: Attach an event on the "markgeocode" event of the L.Control.geocoder object. Read the event.geocode.center LatLng object that ...
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Geocoding address involving non-ASCII characters in PyQGIS

IMHO the issue with non-ASCII characters shall not arise anymore, due to improvements that were done in software since 2017 year. Perhaps the problem was about the PyQGIS's version or OS settings. ...
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Free Open Source Geocoders using Local Address Data

You should definitely look closer at the Mapzen Pelias geocoder. We have been having this same issue for several years, and recently discovered that one of the back-end sources for Pelias is ...
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Getting lat/lng from wkid, latestwkid and x y coordinates

You could use the ArcGIS server REST endpoint to convert to wkid 4326 (lat/lon). Here's a URL for one of Esri's sample servers: https://sampleserver1.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Geometry/...
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Is geocoding with Nominatim available for all the countries?

Based on Nominatim FAQ, there are many reasons of why your search didn't get any result: Why wasn't anything found for my search? There are a number of reasons why no result may have been ...
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Meaning of different elements of delivered json-Data-Structure when geocoding with Python and OpenStreetMap

Unfortunately, these aren't all documented. accuracy is an alias for "importance". There is some commentary on how importance is calculated in the osm-search/wikipedia-wikidata readme ...
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Geocoding address in attribute table with PyQGIS

Once I was inspired by @ThomasG77's idea, so now I am suggesting another approach using the QGIS's domestic class QgsNominatimGeocoder with Nominatim geocoder under the hood. It is an open-source ...
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Seeking commercial Geocoding API

locationiq.com - 10k geocodes/ day for free. LocationIQ is based on data from OpenStreetMap, OpenAddresses, WhosonFirst, Polylines, TIGER & Geonames. Disclaimer: I work for Unwired Labs, which ...
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Python Geocoder w3w

I think there's a couple of things going on here. Firstly you need to have a valid what3words API key and either define this as an environment variable called W3W_API_KEY or pass it as the "key" ...
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MMQGIS Geocoder Request Denied Error - Using Google API Key

Figured it out and posting for those who encounter the same issue. I got the full error from Google: REQUEST_DENIED Requests to this API must be over SSL. Load the API with "https://" instead of "...
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MMQGIS Plugin error in QGIS 2.18

Open CSV file in Notepad and save as with UTF-8 encoding.
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Wrong results from TIGER geocoder for WA

You are probably missing the District of Columbia data. Using what you have for the state of Washington, you get the "best" result, which is fairly bad (wrong town and postal code)
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Meaning of dash in house address number in USA?

Some localities use a grid-based addressing scheme, for example Fair Lawn, NJ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Lawn,_New_Jersey#Grid-based_address_system Fair Lawn uses a street address ...
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Working around US Census site blocking of IP addresses?

To simplify the download on multiple machines, you can use more advanced downloading tool (such as aria2c) that supports resume etc., and have a script continuously download the dataset from a file of ...
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What part of the Census Block is the County?

Your example is missing one character (it is 15 in total). In California it should be 060070004024003 (starting with 06; see here). The first and second digits identify the state. The third, fourth ...
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Getting longitude/latitude coordinates from Addresses

Sounds like you need some Geocoding. There are several ways that I may refer you to. Using QGIS Plugins, e.g. MMQGIS, GeoCoding, and others (check the list) There is even one especially for France, ...
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