[Geowanking] address parsing
andrewljohnson at trailbehind.com
Thu Jul 16 14:11:28 PDT 2009
For a while, I was geo-coding every address on CraigsList housing ads for a
I tested all the geocoders included in Geo.py:
This includes geocoder.us.
I found that the only one that did the job even remotely reliably was
Google, followed by Yahoo. Geocoder.us didn't seem to code very many
addresses at all.
The addresses people list on CraigsList on often very vague, so maybe this
isn't a good test of the geo-coders, but I found Google was the only really
good one. I guess there's some chance I wasn't using the others properly as
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Andrew Turner
<ajturner at highearthorbit.com>wrote:
> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 02:36:47PM -0400, Sean Gorman wrote:
> Hi Fernando -
> The geocoder we just open sourced has address parsing in it that could do the job:
> Which may well be similar to:
> http://search.cpan.org/~sderle/Geo-StreetAddress-US-0.99/US.pm <http://search.cpan.org/%7Esderle/Geo-StreetAddress-US-0.99/US.pm>
> (Which is the code from geocoder.us.)
> bigger, better, faster, and now with more peanut butter (as the glue).
> The goal is to extend parsers, and data importers for various countries'
> addressing schemes and data sources (esp. OpenStreetMap).
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