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Why is Spectrum GGM geocoding a South Carolina address into California?

  • 1.  Why is Spectrum GGM geocoding a South Carolina address into California?

    Posted 06-15-2018 19:23

    116 E GREEN ST #16B-B2

    PENDLETON SC 29670

     

    Calling GGM via MapInfo Desktop with the above address is perfectSee Attachment

     

    USPS says the above address is perfect

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    Our address standardization software says this address is perfect

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    But calling GGM via SOAP sends the address to California

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  • 2.  RE: Why is Spectrum GGM geocoding a South Carolina address into California?

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 07-20-2018 12:47

    HI Steve,

    What datasets are you using? I put the address into my Geocoding Demo Site and found the result to be:

    This result is against Master Location Data. The Match Code (S806) which scored how well the input matched the output, translates as follows:

    S= Matched to USPS data

    8= ZIP + 4 changed

    0= No change in address line

    6= Unit Number changed or ignored. Unit Type changed or ignored.

     

    So this is a very good match, and it appears to be in the right place.

    When I use the pbKey to look up some additional information, I see this in Extended Attributes:

    and this in flood risk:

     

    What I notice from your response picture Steve is that you are using the MapMarker return code, which currently has less information in it than the one I quoted (I am fixing that). That said when an address match has a return code of S4-P-T---A is not one I would anticipate you would readily use accept given your line:

    S4= Positional Accuracy returned is a Street Centroid

    And there was no match to House Number, Street Name or City Name. T "A" at the end tells us that you match the address to a Custom Dictionary.

     

    If it would help you Steve, I'd be happy to grand access to my demo site I give to our sales folks and our partners. I don't normally give customers access to this, but provided you know it's a development site and changes occassionaly and sometimes goes down because we are adding new features and capabilities I'm happy to let you use. (you can go to https://geocodingdemo.li-pitneybowes.com/ and register for an account)