8 blog posts tagged "Geocoding"

Does Santa Use Smarty’s Rooftop Geocoding?Arrow Icon
By Andrew Townsend on December 7, 2022
You bet he does. He kinda has to, there’s no other way he can get rooftop-accurate geocoding fast enough. The man travels the entire world in 14 hours and needs to know exactly where to land his reindeer. Look, for a lot of people’s needs you could say that "parcel centroid" is good enough when it comes to address geocoding. Many houses are in fact in the center of the parcel. However, there are also many homes that are not in the center of the parcel. Parcel Centroid (Other Guys): Rooftop-Accurate (Smarty): For example, think of apartment buildings.
How Autocomplete and Reverse Geocoding Improve Your GeocodesArrow Icon
By Davin Perkins on 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.
Cloud Geocoding APIs vs On-Premise Pros and ConsArrow Icon
By Davin Perkins on 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.
Evaluating Geocoding API Capacity and SpeedArrow Icon
By Davin Perkins on 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.
How No-Matches & Apartment Geocodes Improve Location DataArrow Icon
By Davin Perkins on 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
By Andrew Townsend on 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
By Davin Perkins on 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.
New Hyper-Accurate US Rooftop Geocoding and US Reverse Geocoding AnnouncementArrow Icon
By Davin Perkins on September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 - PROVO, UTAH - SmartyStreets, the leader in location data intelligence, announces the release of their US Rooftop Geocoding and US Reverse Geocoding. These new products will provide customers with the highest precision geocodes available in the market today. Most other geocoding providers provide “parcel-centroid” geocodes. That means that the geocodes are approximations of the center of a property or parcel. While providers in the past have called their geocodes “rooftop accurate,” in reality, their geocodes are often quite far from the actual rooftop of a property.

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