[postgis-users] Re: Status of geocoding functions in PostGIS?
Dan.Putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Fri Mar 31 20:07:43 PST 2006
Something outside of the US and Canada would be great. The Jamaica
file works, the Trinidad and Tobago doesn't. Without address ranges a
traditional postal address geocoder needs that information to function.
In terms of collaborating with Paul Smith and the PostGIS geocoder
project, I think it makes perfect sense. After the response I made to
Steve Woodbridge's post this morning, I kicked myself for not
explicitly indicating that the group which is the natural one to
mutually provide helping hands to one another in developing a library
to create a Postgres stored procedure of postal address geocoding.
On 31-Mar-06, at 7:01 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:
> I have access to a spatial road network for Jamaica and a partial
> road network (no street numbers) for trinidad & tobago, so perhaps
> the structures of these addresses would be helpful to you. I'm
> afraid I cannot release the data as it belongs to the Jamaican and
> Trinidad governments, respectively, but I could copy the structure
> of the shapefiles for you. I would also like to look into helping
> out on your project and possibly Paul's as well. I think this
> would be a good opportunity to join the two projects and begin
> collaborating with each other to speed up development.
> I also have extensive experience in reverse geocoding and am
> looking into writing a country agnostic reverse geocoder. I have
> implemented this in Java and PL/SQL for Oracle Spatial for the US
> so far, but I am considering porting it to PostGIS; however, the
> major roadblock for me is the lack of a nearest neighbor query
> function in PostGIS. If anyone knows of an implementation please
> let me know as the migration from PL/SQL to PL/PGSQL would be quite
> trivial at that point.
> Mark Thomas
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