[Geowanking] Open Source Geocoder Released Today
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Tue Apr 25 07:22:11 PDT 2006
There is also the geocoder project at http://avoir.uwc.ac.za/projects/geocoder
that has stalled for quite a while now that hopes to create a
configurable geocoder to use any appropriate user inputed data.
On 4/24/06, Bill Thoen <bthoen at gisnet.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 08:17:42PM -0700, Rich Gibson wrote:
> > geocoder.us (which Schuyler wrote, and I run) is also open source,
> > written in Perl, and using the Tiger data.
> > If you get SRC's up on a public web service let me know, I'd love to
> > do some tests to see if they are handling things that geocoder.us
> > doesn't.
> You mean the one at http://geocoder.us? Yes, that's pretty good too. I
> whined about it not being able to find my address (on 2308 South St.) and
> within a week, somebody (you?) fixed the code and then it could find me. Gotta
> love open source! Problems gets fixed fast. We should definitely try to
> test the SRC tool in the forge of public scrutiny, too!
> But there's others too. Daniel Egnor's C-based geocoder (see
> http://ofb.net/~egnor/google.html) is worth a look if you can't deal with
> Perl (which I got into before I learned some Perl), and Philip Holmstrad's
> "The Geocoding Blog" (http://batchgeocode.blogspot.com/), the "voice" of
> the (free) Batch Geocoding site at www.batchgeocode.com/ needs a mention
> too. Are there any others in the geocoding game?
> I'm sort of curious to determine where the state of the art is at this
> point. I use a fairly expensive commercial geocoder now (MapInfo MapMarker)
> which is rather good, and scales well, but I'd be happy as a pig in a
> wallow to find an open source solution just as good that didn't cost
> quite so much.
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