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Introducing a New Global Geocoding Match Score Feature

  • 1.  Introducing a New Global Geocoding Match Score Feature

    Employee
    Posted 06-02-2019 07:45

    Match score is new Global Geocoding return field that represents a score (0-100). It uses a specialized address matching algorithm that evaluates how well the input address compares to the candidate values address fields.

    A popular use case for using the match score is when you want to create a multi-pass geocoding workflow to improve match rates or geocode location accuracy. The match score allows for an easy way to evaluate and choose the best answer from multiple workflow candidate choices.

    When creating a multi-pass workflow a match score can be used as part of the pass or fail condition. As a Spectrum user, a match score tolerance based on the business needs is defined with a conditional router to re-geocode input addresses with different geocoding options. Using a match score allows for easier and more accurate way to help decide retry cases.

    Here is an example of how a match score is calculated

    Match Score Example
    In this example the address fields in red were changed from the original input. Depending on the address field and also what type of change occurred a penalty is given and then the sum of the total penalty is subtracting from 100.

    The match score can be a powerful method in evaluating your geocoding results.

    We are planning on fine tuning the match score algorithm over the next few releases by better defining how and why an address field was changed during the geocode process.

    The new match score feature is available with a Spectrum Global Geocoding Module patch # cdq2018020S14 or Global Geocoding SDK v2.1 release or later.

    Give it a try and let us know your thoughts!



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    Jeff Rueger
    PITNEY BOWES SOFTWARE, INC
    Troy NY
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  • 2.  RE: Introducing a New Global Geocoding Match Score Feature

    Employee
    Posted 06-20-2019 16:42
    Great post about a confusing subject for many - much appreciated!
    Thanks!
    Dave​

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    [Dave] [Sepowski]
    [Support Analyst]
    [Pitney Bowes]
    [Troy] [NY]
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  • 3.  RE: Introducing a New Global Geocoding Match Score Feature

    Employee
    Posted 07-05-2019 04:34
    Great post, thank you!

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    Marcus Enger
    Director Partner Management EMEA
    PITNEY BOWES SOFTWARE, INC, Germany
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  • 4.  RE: Introducing a New Global Geocoding Match Score Feature

    Posted 01-23-2020 16:01
    Interesting feature. Is it possible to know the penalty value attributed to each field? I feel like I've seen it before but I can't find it anywhere.
    Thanks!

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    Julien Lebrun
    Korem Geospatial Software & Data
    Quebec QC
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  • 5.  RE: Introducing a New Global Geocoding Match Score Feature

    Employee
    Posted 01-24-2020 17:02
    Hey Julien,

    Thanks for the interest in our match score feature! Like all features in our products, we consistently work towards improvements so we can provide more value to our clients. The match score is still evolving based on feedback from our Customer Advisory Board which your company is a part of. I'll send you the latest on match score from last time we met.

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    Adam Czarnik
    Pitney Bowes Inc
    Stamford CT
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  • 6.  RE: Introducing a New Global Geocoding Match Score Feature

    Posted 03-13-2020 03:52
    Hi Jeff,
    is there a list of the different penalty values somewhere?

    Thanks
    Andreas

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    Andreas Homa
    Pitney Bowes Software Inc.
    Troy NY
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