Smarty Blog - May 2022

Evaluating Geocoding API Capacity and SpeedArrow Icon
How fast is your geocoder? Some APIs hit 27 geocodes per second, others achieve 100,000+. Evaluate before committing to save time, cut costs, and improve data.
May 25, 2022 - The right geocoding API can help your business reduce costs and increase profits through accurate location data. But how do you know if a service can handle your data needs? Capacity and speed are two key topics to consider when comparing geocoding services. You can find out more about all the questions you need to ask in our eBook, 8 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Geocoding API by clicking the link here: API Capacity and Speed: What You Need To Know The higher the capacity and faster your geocoding API works, the faster you can utilize that address data and make money.
Address Data Masterclass Webinar RecapArrow Icon
In this webinar recap, we’re going over the ins and outs of address data. Learn about address components, ZIP9, ZIP11, non-postals, and other address hacks.
May 23, 2022 - In this webinar, our geocoding and address expert Adam Charlton went over the ins and outs of address data. He gave details about address components and how they influence the way an address is composed. He also dove into the difference between ZIP9 and ZIP11, what a non-postal is, and other address hacks you didn’t learn in primary school. Standardization and Validation What exactly is a valid address? There are lots of different definitions depending on what your goal is with the address.
How No-Matches & Apartment Geocodes Improve Location DataArrow Icon
Not all geocoding APIs offer the same levels of service and accuracy. Learn how proper no-match handling and apartment geocoding provide a competitive edge.
May 17, 2022 - If you’ve made it to this blog, you’re clearly interested in taking advantage of location data and geocodes. Welcome to the club—we’re so happy to have you! Not all geocoding APIs offer the same levels of service and accuracy. That’s why we wrote an eBook all about how to choose the right geocoding provider. In this article, we’ll summarize two points from the eBook: How are no-matches handled and are sub-address geocodes offered? How Are No-Matches Handled? First things first—what do we mean by “no-match?” A no-match is the result when a geocoding service can’t find a match for the address you entered.
How to Identify the Right Level of GeocodingArrow Icon
In his webinar, Adam Charlton of Smarty discusses the different levels of geocoding and how to identify which will be most beneficial for you.
May 12, 2022 - Geocoding can unlock valuable business intelligence that is hiding in your address data. But how do you know what level of geocoding you would benefit from the most? Do you need rooftop data? Or maybe you just need parcel data? What about ZIP 9 geocodes? These are the questions Adam Charlton, one of Smarty’s genius geocoding developers, set out to answer in his recent webinar. What Is Geocoding? Geocoding most typically means appending a latitude and longitude to a named location like an address.
Why Validation & Accuracy Matter for Geocoding APIsArrow Icon
Ask these two questions when choosing a geocoding API: Does the API include address validation and how accurate are the geocodes? Download the full eBook free.
May 10, 2022 - Choosing the right geocoding service is the first step toward unlocking better location intelligence and helping your organization make more strategic decisions. From our eBook, we’ll cover two key questions to ask when choosing a geocoding API: 1. Does the API include address validation 2. How accurate are the geocodes? Question 1: Does The Geocoding API Include Address Validation? Fitness advocates are fond of saying things like “Abs are made in the kitchen” and “Fuel your body for success.
Women or Femme in Code: Expanding Opportunity Q&A Part 2Arrow Icon
In part 2 of this 2 part series, the women in code at Smarty discuss initiatives for increasing opportunities in school, groups, and influencing future generations.
May 3, 2022 - This is part 2 of a 2 part series. You can read part 1 here. Anne: Several of you are involved as Diversity and Equity Mentors for the Computer Science Department at BYU (Brigham Young University), can you tell us a bit about that? Savannah: I’m the lead mentor for the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Mentors at BYU and it’s really awesome. We used to be called the Women’s Initiative’s Mentors, so we focus primarily on women because it is the largest minority group in computer science. But when COVID-19 hit, we broadened our initiatives to include our LGBTQ+ and international students.
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