DOTS Address Geocode - USSM by Service Objects is a real-time web service API that enables companies to translate a street address to its exact latitude/longitude coordinates. DOTS Address Geocode - US validates addresses against our extensive master database as well as the United States Census Bureau, TIGER®/Line (Topologically Integrated Graphic Encoding and Referencing) file, USPS® ZIP+4 tables and other proprietary databases. Service Objects has a 99.8% match rate accuracy with cascading geocoding logic to ensure highest quality results.
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- Developer Guide (Roadmap for integration, operations and input/outputs)
- Service Path (Test operations for this API)
- XML WSDL (Description of data types, details, interface, location and protocol)
- Sample Batch Trial (Upload a sample batch to test)
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Address Geocode Feature
- Translates street address to exact latitude/longitude coordinates with property-level match rate accuracy up to 99.8%
- Cascading geocoding logic will attempt to append latitude/longitude values at the property-level first, and if not found, the service cascades to the next best match-level; ZIP+4, ZIP+3, ZIP+2, ZIP+1, ZIP or city centroid. Cascading geocoding maximizes match rate and accuracy to provide the industry's highest quality geocoding system.
- Appends latitude/longitude coordinates with latest census tract, county codes (FIPS) and block codes
- Reverse geocoding returns an address when provided with latitude/longitude coordinates
- Provides the estimated number of miles, kilometers and feet between two sets of coordinates.
- Estimates distance to water using either an address or latitude/longitude coordinates
- Returns the latitude/longitude coordinates of a city centroid when a city and state are provided.
- Returns the latitude/longitude coordinates of any city in the world; multiple matches can be filtered by country or region
- Updated monthly
- Real-time API or batch service available
Benefits of Address GeocodingThe DOTS Address Geocoding API instantly translates an address to its exact geocode using latitude and longitude coordinates. Address geocoding opens the doors to other opportunities and enhanced decision-making. For example, by geocoding addresses, you can plot customer locations on a map and identify hot spots. Address geocoding also allows you to make smarter decisions based on where your customers are located, plan sales routes and logistics, and accurately assign county, block and tract codes to addresses to maintain FFIEC compliance. When you need more than an address, but rather an actual location, our geocoding API provides an accurate geocode instantly. Put location intelligence to work and save time and money while making smarter decisions.
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