Mapping, tracking, and routing are common in today’s digitally connected world. The accuracy of location information is essential, and geocoding plays a pivotal role in making that happen.
In simplest terms, geocoding connects a real-world location (latitude/longitude) to an actual address. This makes certain activities such as Facebook check-ins or getting turn-by-turn driving directions easy for even the most novice device user.
In corporate and governmental settings, map data that lends itself to geospatial analysis provides the precision GIS professionals depend on to accomplish both routine and complex tasks.
Map Data, Geocoding, and Their Role in GIS
Increasingly common uses for map data and geocoding within professional settings include:
- Detailed business analyses that incorporate elements of geocoding, geomarketing, site selection, and/or demographic map data
- Accurate census geographies, boundaries, and related research
- Verification of postal and shipping addresses for e-commerce, including normalizing data to USPS standards
- Reverse geocoding to track a driver’s location in real-time
- Batch geocoding to determine the interrelationship of address groups
Each of these use cases are significant to GIS professionals within a range of industries such as insurance, e-commerce, transportation and fleet management, infrastructure management, banking, and real estate development. Major companies are on-board with geocoding for location specificity and other solutions. However, none of them would be effective without accurate map data from a reliable source.
MultiNet Data and TomTom Address Points
MultiNet data from TomTom contains address ranges that are based on highly precise map data. Pairing MultiNet data with TomTom Address Points allows for even more accurate results.
TomTom Address Points data is collected from authoritative and government sources and links to TomTom MultiNet road elements that contain the associated entry point information. As a result, address locations and map positioning are completed without computational error, which streamlines processes and saves GIS teams time.
TomTom Address Points includes the following attributes:
- Unique Point ID
- Address Number
- Street Name
- Place Name
- Postal Code
- Road Element ID
The mainstay of personal and professional mapping activities is interconnectivity, and using TomTom Address Points is key. Find out more about TomTom Address Points by downloading a sample. Click the button below to get started!