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Category: Geocoder

ThinkGeo Cloud Geocoder goes “Global”

The range of application for a high performing Geocoding utility is within the developer’s control. From simple data analysis/visualization and customer management to distribution techniques that give you the edge over your competition. When addresses are geocoded the immediate benefit for users, whether novice or professional is that the data can be visualized and then analyzed which can lead to greater depths of data immersion and deduction. ThinkGeo Cloud Geocoding allows users to convert addresses into geographic coordinates (latitude/longitude) in both single form or in batch form and our new Geocoder can do that with worldwide coverage and street-level accuracy! Continue reading

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Reverse Geocoding in ThinkGeo Cloud

Knowing where you are and what’s around you was once an area only experts and roadmaps could help you with. In the last 20 years it’s safe to say a mapping revolution has taken place and now typing in what you’re looking for near you is commonplace. ThinkGeo Cloud’s Reverse Geocoding API lets you quickly convert coordinates from anywhere in the world into human-readable streets addresses. It also allows users to get a list of nearby points of interest and to find the nearest place of any category you want; again with global coverage. Continue reading

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Start Building With ThinkGeo Cloud

ThinkGeo Cloud has seen a high volume of activity in its first month of public release and we invite you to start building with us. Your ThinkGeo account gives you full access to our Cloud’s online map tiles and GIS services for a free 60-day evaluation.  With your evaluation you’ll receive:

  • 10,000 free transactions per day of vector and raster tiles, WMS, Geocoding/Reverse Geocoding, Elevation and more.
  • Guides and sample applications to help you get started
  • Complimentary technical support during your ThinkGeo Cloud evaluation

Our newly redesigned ThinkGeo Demo Center is your hub for unlocking the potential of ThinkGeo Cloud. Continue reading

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Map Suite Geocoder 2018 Data Refresh

 

Map Suite Geocoding is a native geocoding and reverse geocoding component for .NET that lets you convert a street address into a geographic location and vice-versa. It can also deliver additional details like county, FIPS codes, census tract and more. Plus, it ships with an optimized set of United States street data based on the latest TIGER® data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

ThinkGeo has the latest U.S. Census Bureau data from 2018 available with purchase of the Map Suite Geocoder. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo as a Google Maps developer alternative

In light of recent news and changes that Google Maps is making to its developer platform it would make sense to highlight the options that ThinkGeo provides in the current online mapping environment.

With the pricing changes that Google has made, monthly usage costs (measure by load counts) will see a significant spike which could cause alarm to many small business and free websites that use Google Maps and have little no track of the usage amounts that come with that API integration. Continue reading

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Map Suite 10.0 – A New Way!

Here’s another sneak peek on Map Suite 10.0. In previous versions of Map Suite everything was managed via the ThinkGeo Product Center. Users acquired daily builds, download samples, etc. all via the Product Center. In Map Suite 10.0 the entire process will be more publicly available and streamlined. Here’s a brief overview:

  • The one large assembly is split up into multiple smaller assemblies and distributed via NuGet. The installation and update will be handled by NuGet; you only need to update the specific package which contains the new feature/fix.
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Reducing Datasets for Offline GIS Applications

Do you have a GIS application that requires little data deployment? Map Suite offers utilities which allows you to extract data to create smaller data subsets. These utilities can be used to create smaller basemaps and geocoding datasets to streamline your deployments.

The Geocoder Data Reducer allows you to generate a new smaller geocoder index based on specific US states. You specify the directory of the full data and select the states you want to reduce the complete dataset to.

For your basemaps you can use the World Map Kit Data Extractor which allows you to produce new smaller subsets from the World Map Kit SQLite master database. Continue reading

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What is Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding?

If you are new to GIS you may not be familiar with the terms geocoding and reverse geocoding, but it’s likely you have done some sort of geocoding without being aware of it. Geocoding is the process of taking an address or location and converting it to latitude and longitude. Have you ever searched for an address on Google Maps or any other mapping application? If so, you geocoded! There may be several reasons why you need to geocode, but these are some of the more common applications: finding addresses, plotting customer locations, or plotting locations to get route information. Continue reading

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