Saturday, February 25, 2006

GeoCode Lookup

If you ever wanted to find the corresponding latitude & longitude of a given address or its geocode, now you can do it for free with geocoder.us. Running CPAN hosted Perl scripts and based on the TIGER dataset the service provides estimated coordinates for any U.S. address.

TeleAtlas owns Eagle which hosts Geocode.com, a paid service that you can evaluate for free.

This a very welcome tool and you can even include the same code base in your own work by downloading the available source.

Neat.

1 comment:

dwgold said...

USC has developed a new site for geocoding address data which is free, secure, accurate, and located at https://webgis.usc.edu - The site can process databases of addresses or single ones and can do deterministic address parsing and normalization too.