[OSGeo-Discuss] The existence (and value of) "clean" geocoding tools?

George Silva georger.silva at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 16:08:18 PDT 2008

Hello David,

A good geocoding algorithm will only produce good/great results with a 
good streetbase. Thats the first step. get a excellent street base.

There are some OSprojects that will geocode for you. Im developing one 
for my Bsc thesis based on PostgreSQL. I adapted it from a previous 
geocoder that David Bitner wrote. If you want, send me a email and i 
will pass you the details.



David Dearing escreveu:
> Hi.  I just recently stumbled across OSGeo and have poked around to 
> try and get a feel for the different projects, but still have a 
> lingering question.  Forgive me if this isn't the appropriate channel 
> to be asking this.
> It seems that there is a solid focus on mapping, image manipulation, 
> and geometric processing at OSGeo.  And, in the more broad world 
> including non-open source projects, there are a lot of tools available 
> for the mass production of geotagged or geocoded documents.  However, 
> the accuracy of these systems, while good, doesn't seem sufficient 
> when accuracy is at a premium (from what I've seen they tend to focus 
> on volume).
> Are there any existing tools that can be used to tag/code documents, 
> perhaps sacrificing the mass-produced aspect for better accuracy?  
> Have I just missed/overlooked some existing tool(s) that meet this 
> description?  Or, am I in the minority in wanting to produce fewer 
> "clean" geocoded/tagged documents rather than many "pretty good" 
> documents?
> Thanks so much,
> dave
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