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Geocoding software/engine?

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    Geocoding software/engine?

    Hi,

    I need to find some software or a program that I can use to geocode some addresses (some will have just a zip). Is there anything like this? I have searched around the internet and have seen some web solutions, but we need to have some sort of program/application that we can pass an address/zip to and get the Lat. and Lon. returned.

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    DeniseB,

    I'd recommend MapPoint 2004 + the Pushpin Tool.. although it is not positioned as a robust geocoding tool, it's quick, cheap and works.

    If you need even more immediate geocoding needs such as in the next 60 minutes and have a credit card, I used to use an old Etak service called EZLocate that I found to be terrific.. I think TeleAtlas NA which acquired Etak still runs this service..

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    Hmmmm....I didn't think that MapPoint would be able to perform this type of operation. What I need to do is feed into some geocoding engine the address/zip and have it return the Lat. and Lon. If I used MapPoint 2004 as you suggest, would I have to perform all of this geocoding manually? I would prefer to have some sort of function that I could call (DLL or EXE) that would perform this type of operation.

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    Yes, the Pushpin Tool can do "batch" geocoding, you would not have to do each one manually / individually..

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    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the info. Where can I find the pushpin tool?

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    Http://www.mp2kmag.com/downloads/pushpin.tool/

    You can download the free trial to check it out before purchasing.

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    Re: Geocoding software/engine?

    If you are still looking, another option is the USC WebGIS Geocoder. It's free and you can download the client application, use the APIs, or run your databases by uploading them to the website for processing.

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    Re: Geocoding software/engine?

    On the first page of that USC link, you will see that it is ONLY free for non-profits, academics, and government researchers. Everyone else has to pay.


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    Still Looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by dwgold View Post
    If you are still looking, another option is...
    That thread is almost five years old.

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    Re: Geocoding software/engine?

    16 geocodes for a penny, I think that is not bad..

    https://webgis.usc.edu/About/UsageCosts.aspx

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