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Retail Recovery and Geocoding

The world is suddenly in a very different retail environment than anyone ever expected just a few months ago. The global COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the business model for most retailers, some...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
May 26, 2020

Announcing DOTS Address Geocode – International

Service Objects has long offered capabilities for geocoding US and Canadian addresses. Now, to better serve the global marketplace, we are pleased to announce the release of DOTS Address Geocode –...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
April 30, 2020

An Overview of our Address Validation Products

Service Objects currently offers a total of 25 data quality products, ranging from contact data validation to detailed sales and use tax calculation. But our roots began in 2001 with address validation,...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
February 27, 2020

Understanding geocoding and resolution levels

The term address geocoding often refers to the process of transforming a textual representation of an address into an equivalent latitudinal and longitudinal coordinate interpretation. For example, taking...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
February 6, 2020

Address Insight for US Addresses – A Deep Dive

Introduction Our DOTS Address Insight - US API is a composite address-based service that provides insight and intelligence for a given location. The service has three core areas: Address validation to...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
January 23, 2020

How Data Quality Tools Help Save Mother’s Day

We have many mission-critical applications for our products. But every year in May, one of the most critical ones is keeping moms happy on Mother’s Day. After all, customer satisfaction is important in...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
May 7, 2019

Fun Facts About ZIP Codes

Addresses in the United States used to be a simple matter of a street location, a city and state, and perhaps a city-specific postal zone. But by the 1960s, between massive increases in mail volume and the...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
March 28, 2019

Better Sales Tax Matches with New FastTax Improvements

Service Objects has been returning location-based tax rates in the DOTS FastTax API since 2001. Back then, we identified sales tax rates using only zip code. Since zip codes could cross multiple city and...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
October 4, 2018

Why Google Maps Isn’t Perfect

Google Maps is an amazing service. Much of the civilized world has now been mapped through its data sources, ranging from satellite data to its ubiquitous camera-mounted vehicles. The result is a tool that...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
September 20, 2018

Compliance and Address Insight

The golden rule of marketing has always been, “know your customer.” In today’s regulatory environment, however, it might be more accurate to say, “know your customer – or else!” Nowadays...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
August 28, 2018

Ensuring Addresses are Accurate and Up-to-Date

“Did you know that nearly 30 million Americans move each year? Did you also know that government agencies like counties, cities, and states are required to keep accurate and up to date records of their...

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Service Objects
August 15, 2017

Can Google Maps be Used to Validate Addresses?

In November of 2016, Google started rolling out updates to more clearly distinguish their Geocoding and Places APIs, both of which are a part of the Google Maps API suite. The Places API was introduced in...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
March 9, 2017

3 New Features to Service Objects’ Validation Services

Here at Service Objects, we are constantly working to improve or add useful features to our services so we can continue to be an industry leader in providing our customers with quality data. We are always...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
November 15, 2016

Lost Deliveries Equals Lost Revenue

Getting Your Mail Delivered In 2014, the United States Postal Service reported that 4.3% of all mail was ‘Undeliverable as Addressed’ (UAA). At first glance, this doesn’t seem too bad, BUT this...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
September 15, 2016

Pokémon Go: Behind the Scenes

You found a Magikarp in your neighbor's swimming pool or met a few new friends collecting Pokémon characters at the local duck pond. It's all good fun until... ...Until you realize that your location,...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
July 15, 2016

Geocoding Resolution – Ensuring Accuracy and Precision

When geocoding addresses, coordinate precision is not as important as coordinate accuracy. It is a common misconception to confuse high precision decimal degree coordinates with high accuracy. Precision is...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
January 19, 2016

Data Validation In Real Estate

The real estate industry can gain a competitive edge with data validation Data-based marketing, outreach and lead generation isn’t only for cutting-edge B2B companies anymore. Data runs the world these...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
November 4, 2015

Ensuring Insurance Covers the Proper Property

Location, location, location. Those are often claimed to be the three most important words in real estate. Since new homeowners need to properly insure their new investment, location, location, location...

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Service Objects
June 2, 2014

Updated DOTS Address Geocode – US Data

This week I'd like to discuss an important update to our DOTS Address Geocode - US Web Service. One of our many sources for geocoding US addresses is the TIGER/Line database, published by the Census...

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Service Objects
October 21, 2008