Smarty Blog - June 2022

An Advanced Look at US Autocomplete Pro APIArrow Icon
We hosted a webinar talking about Smarty’s US Autocomplete Pro API and how it differs from other autocomplete tools in reliability, accuracy, & customizability.
June 28, 2022 - Improving address form completion rates—whether in a shopping cart, request for quote, or other form—can be a sinch if you’re using an address autocomplete tool. Not sure what that is? When you see an address line on a form and think “oh shoot this is going to take a minute” and then it fills it in after only a few keystrokes, that’s address autocomplete. And no, not all address autocomplete tools are created equal. Some check against their own address database only that is not frequently maintained.
Smarty Unveils High-Accuracy QGIS Geocoding PluginArrow Icon
Smarty announces new rooftop accurate QGIS Geocoding Plugin to validate, standardize, and geocode US addresses.
June 22, 2022 - Smarty Unveils Unmatched QGIS Geocoding Accuracy with Release of Geocoding Plugin - US Address PROVO, UT - June 21, 2002 - Smarty, a leader in location data intelligence, announces today the release of their QGIS Geocoding Plugin for US Addresses to provide an easy way for users of the popular GIS software platform to validate, standardize, and convert addresses to their latitude and longitude coordinates (geocodes). The plugin allows manual address entry as well as batch geocoding via CSV.
How Autocomplete and Reverse Geocoding Improve Your GeocodesArrow Icon
Address autocomplete and reverse geocoding improve the quality and quantity of data you receive. More data with fewer errors leads to better geocodes.
June 9, 2022 - In our eBook, 8 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Geocoding API, we break down the key features to look for in a geocoding provider and what questions you should ask vendors so you know you’re choosing the solution that will work best for your business. In this article, we dive into whether you should look for a geocoding provider that also offers address autocomplete and reverse geocoding. Validated Address Autocomplete Address autocomplete is a form feature that pre-populates address information to users as they’re typing an address into a form.
Smarty Releases 193 Million Addresses in New US Address ListArrow Icon
Smarty's new US Master Address List is the most comprehensive dataset of standardized, validated, and mailable US addresses available.
June 7, 2022 - JUNE 7, 2022 - PROVO, UTAH - Smarty, a leader in location data intelligence announces the release of its new US Master Address List, a comprehensive dataset of 193 million standardized and verified primary and secondary addresses that are all deliverable by the USPS. With new construction, the list will soon top 200 million. The Smarty US Master Address List is the most complete and accurate list of mailable US addresses available. Additional data points like whether the delivery point is residential or commercial, parent addresses and associated apartments or suites, shared delivery points, ZIP+4 Codes, and FIPS Codes all provide valuable business insights.
Cloud Geocoding APIs vs On-Premise Pros and ConsArrow Icon
On-premise geocoding used to be the clear choice. With new technology, some cloud geocoders are surpassing local installs for speed, security, and price.
June 3, 2022 - On-premise vs. the cloud is a constant debate when it comes to software purchases. Geocoding software is no different. How your geocoding solution is deployed can greatly impact both the performance and the cost. In our eBook, 8 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Geocoding API, we talk about the pros and cons of on-premise and cloud-based geocoding options, as well as other key features to consider. In this article, we’ll summarize why on-premise versus cloud-based matters, and touch on another deciding factor for your API purchase: third-party basemaps.
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