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US Rooftop Geocoding

Unlock valuable business intelligence hiding in your addresses with rooftop geocodes. US Rooftop Geocoding transforms addresses into hyper-accurate latitude and longitude coordinates at mind-blowing speeds.

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US Rooftop Geocoding

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Step 2: Lookup type

Step 3: Enter an address

The street line of the address, maps to the "street" field of our US Street Address API.

Apartment or suite information, maps to the "secondary" field of our US Street Address API.

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Enter an address in the address form on this page to see your results here

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Address geocoding for better decisions

Our US Rooftop Geocoding indicates the exact location of the structure—not just the center of the parcel. Telecom, P&C insurance, healthcare, real-estate, and non-profit organizations use this highly precise data to make better-informed business decisions. The more accurate the latitude and longitude coordinates, the more profitable your decisions.
Latitude and longitude at the rooftop

Speeds up to 10,000X faster

Our geocoding process isn’t just accurate, it’s also blindingly fast. Even our base-level enterprise geocoding plan is five times faster than the other guys—with additional plans that offer speeds up to 10,000 times faster! US Rooftop Geocoding is also cloud-based, so you can get breakneck speeds without the hassle or exorbitant costs of onsite installations.
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Fixed costs eliminate billing surprises

Surprises are best left for birthday parties and TV medical dramas, not business transactions. In business you want to know what to expect, which is why our pricing is straightforward. You know exactly what you’re getting and how much it’ll cost. No overage charges. No hidden fees. No unwelcome surprises.
Saving you money

Built-in address validation and standardization

The data you get from any geocoder is only as good as the data you put into it. Luckily, US Rooftop Geocoding is seamlessly integrated with our ridiculously-awesome address verification and address standardization tools. There’s no need to run your data through a separate utility. Built-in address validation reduces bogus results.
Example of an address with repeating data that can be verified by Smarty US Enhanced Matching
Example of an address with data order scrambled that can be verified by Smarty US Enhanced Matching
Example of an address with incorrect transcription & missing ZIP Code that can be verified by Smarty US Enhanced Matching
Example of an address with missing data that can be verified by Smarty US Enhanced Matching

20+ Million Non-Postal Addresses

A physical address isn't always the same as a mailing address. US Rooftop Geocoding gives you geographic coordinates for over 20 million addresses beyond the 190 million addresses recognized by USPS. Accurate geocode data for 210+ million addresses is crucial to improving services in many industries such as telecom, insurance, logistics, and real estate.
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SmartyKey™ - Persistent Unique Identifier

US Rooftop Geocoding features SmartyKey™, a persistent unique identifier Smarty assigns to every delivery point in the US. Each address you process with US Rooftop Geocoding will have a SmartyKey™ attached. The SmartyKey™ assigned to an address will always stay the same—making it easy to positively identify each address throughout its existence, even if the components of the address frequently change. SmartyKey™ makes data blending a breeze by helping you identify duplicated addresses and addresses with multiple aliases. Learn more about SmartyKey™ here.
SmartyKey™ tracks multiple addresses at once

Try Smarty's QGIS Plugin

Smarty has developed an easy-to-use plugin that allows you to validate and geocode US address data directly on your QGIS maps. Single address lookups are free, while batch geocoding is available for Smarty customers with a US Rooftop Geocoding subscription. Visit our documentation to learn more.
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FAQ

What are Address Geocoding and Rooftop Geocoding?

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Address Geocoding is any process that converts addresses into geographic coordinates regardless of accuracy. Rooftop Geocoding is address geocoding that consistently identifies rooftops of parcels' primary structures. Some geocoders falsely imply rooftop accuracy, but Smarty's US Rooftop Geocoding provides true rooftop coordinates.

What is reverse geocoding?

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Reverse Geocoding is the process of finding the nearest address or addresses to a set of latitude and longitude coordinates. In addition to geocoding, Smarty offers a hyper-fast reverse geocoding API.

What is the purpose of address geocoding?

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Geocoding unlocks hidden value from your address data. For example, what insurance risks does an address have nearby? What specific service area is it in? The more precise your geocodes are, the more you can reduce costs, and increase profits.

How do I get a geocode for an address?

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US Rooftop Geocoding is coupled with Smarty’ US Street Address API. You can check out how it works by trying out the demo above. More detailed instructions on how US Rooftop Geocoding works can be found in our helpful documentation.

How accurate is Smarty's rooftop geocoding?

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The majority of addresses will be accurate to the building footprint level. In cases where multiple addresses are located within the same building, our geocoder will frequently be accurate at the sub-building level—meaning we can help you identify individual shops in a strip mall, or precisely locate each office in a business park. To learn more, visit our article on geocoding accuracy.

Can I save geocodes?

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Yes, saving geocodes is an available option. These geocoded addresses can be used in other applications within your organization for as long as you are a Smarty geocoding customer. Contact our Sales team for more information.

How often are your geocodes updated?

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We collect location data from thousands of local authoritative sources and update our database continuously. That data is also conflated monthly with US Postal Service Data.

How does US Rooftop Geocoding deal with false positives?

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Many other geocoding services produce an unacceptable amount of false positives. False positives can lead to costly mistakes and misinformed business decisions. US Rooftop Geocoding from Smarty is coupled with our highly accurate address validation systems. It greatly reduces the number of false positives in your data by marking them as invalid. By using US Rooftop Geocoding, you can make the best decisions using accurate data.

How does your pricing compare to other geocoding services?

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We offer premium address geocoding at prices that won’t bust your budget. Feel free to visit our pricing page and compare us with the competition. We offer hyper-accurate geocoding at mind-blowing speeds, and legendary support all at fixed prices.

Do you offer a geocoding API (Application Programming Interface)?

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Yes, Smarty’s US Street API becomes our rooftop geocoding API with an active US Rooftop Geocoding subscription. Geocodes are available through our web tools, batch upload, and Command Line Interface.