Geocoding Basics: Process of Transforming a Postal Address Description to a Location on the Earth՚s Surface (Especially for GATE-Geospatial 2022)

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Geocoding is the act of transforming an address text into a valid spatial representation. Geocoding uses a description of a location, most typically a postal address of place name, to find geographic coordinates from spatial reference data such as building polygons, land parcels, street addresses, and postal codes and so on.

Geocoding is the process of transforming a description of a location – such as a pair of coordinates, and address, or a name of a place – to a location on the earth՚s surface. The resulting locations are output as geographic features with attributes, which can be used for mapping or spatial analysis.

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What Can Geocoding be Used For?

From simple data analysis to business and customer management to distribution techniques, there is a wide range of applications for which geocoding can be used. With geocoded addresses, you can spatially display the address locations and recognize patterns within the information. You can also display your address information based on certain parameters, allowing you to further analyze the information.

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