Geocoding is the process of converting text for an address or place to a complete address with a location. For example, converting "1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC" to -77.03654 longitude and 38.89767 latitude. The resulting locations are output as geographic features with attributes, which can be used for mapping or spatial analysis.

Geocode and search

Also known as

  • forward geocoding
  • address matching

Related terms

  • Geocoding Service

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