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We all know the old saying "garbage in, garbage out" but what does that mean for your geocoding data? Using complete input addresses that are based on the country's postal authority standards may lead to better matches and/or better locations in the geocoded output.
What tips or tricks have you incorporated when you prep your data? Feel free to click "Reply" and add your comments.
mainAddress;areaName3;areaName1;postalCode;country26 EDISON DR;NISKAYUNA;NY;12309;USA92 MCCRACKEN RD;MILLBURY;MA;01527;USA
Id|inAddressLine1|inCity|inStateProvince|inPostcode|inCountryName|inCountry_ISO31|SALURNER STR 15|INNSBRUCK||6020|AUSTRIA|AUT2|10751 WESTMINSTER DR|SOUTHWOLD|ON|N0L2G0|CANADA|CAN
Hi Tim,Sorting by postcode before geocoding can help performance when geocoding a large batch of address data because it can improve reference data search time.
As part of the geocoding process the geocoder will match the input address to the geocoder reference data by searching reference data files by country, town and\or postcode.If the input address is sorted by country and postcode too, the searching of referencing data will be more efficient.Did I help answer your question?RegardsJeff