shrug-l: FL data for Address Geocoding

Brian May bmay at
Fri Mar 30 15:16:36 EDT 2007

In most cases, parcels are the most accurate source available for 
geocoding addresses. MapWise provides geocodable parcels by county in 
shapefile or personal geodatabase format for much of the state, and the 
remaining counties can be done upon request. Almost all appraisers 
provide an accurate site address for parcels with structures, but not 
many provide a city and zipcode for geocoding addresses. We add this 
info (by digitizing accurate zipcode boundaries if needed) and 
standardize it, as well as a variety of other parcel attributes. We can 
provide parcels polygons and/or centroids to use for geocoding your 
address data. For example, you can use ArcGIS's geocoding tool (or other 
software) to match your address table to the parcel centroids to create 
a new point shapefile of your customers. The lat/long can be 
automatically appended to the table as well. High-res aerials can be 
used to check the results and make changes. We have a web service API as 
well if you prefer to programmatically access address info and parcel 
info via web services.

More information is here:

Brian May
MapWise, Inc.


I believe that it is Navteq for streets, Group 1 (Pitney-Bowes) for 
parcel centriod and building footprint.  I will check with the Virtual 
Earth/MapPoint Team and report back.  It may be stated in their EULA.


From: lance.peterson at [mailto:lance.peterson at]
Sent: Wed 3/21/2007 1:21 PM
To: Benton Belcher
Cc: SHRUG-L at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: FL data for Address Geocoding

Do you know what source is for the Microsoft GIS data? I took a look at 
their site and can't find the GIS metadata info that I would normally 
expect to find.

Lance Peterson

"Benton Belcher" <benton.belcher at>
Sent by: shrug-l-bounces at

03/21/2007 12:31 PM

"Tripp Corbin" <tcorbin at>, "Yasar Korkmaz" <Yasar.Korkmaz 
at>, <SHRUG-L at>
RE: shrug-l: FL data for Address Geocoding   


Check out the Microsoft MapPoint Web Service: 
The MapPoint Web Service utilizes the Group 1's roof top geocoding for 
batch processing.  Very accurate and 99.9% uptime.
Also, you could use the Virtual Earth API for single point geocoding: 
"Geocoding. Get the most accurate locations around the world with the 
highest quality geo-coders, such as Group1 GeoStan geocoding engine in 
the U.S." - MSFT VE Site
No, need to purchase data or pay outrageous licensing costs for storing 
it :-)


From: shrug-l-bounces at on behalf of Tripp Corbin
Sent: Wed 3/21/2007 12:07 PM
To: Yasar Korkmaz; SHRUG-L at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: FL data for Address Geocoding

You might want to look on the Geography Network at <> .
Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP
Associate Vice President, GIS/Mapping
ESRI Authorized Instructor
Keck & Wood, Inc. <> 
(678) 417-4013
(678) 417-8785 fax
Keck & Wood, Inc offers instructor led and virtual training for ESRI's 
ArcGIS & ArcView software.
Please visit <>  for more 
information including a schedule of upcoming classes.

-----Original Message-----
From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces 
at] On Behalf Of Yasar Korkmaz
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 12:06 PM
To: SHRUG-L at
Subject: shrug-l: FL data for Address Geocoding

Hello everyone:
I am looking for the most updated FL data for address geocoding 
(regardless of the price). I would appreciate greatly if you could share 
your knowledge about and/or experience with the existing, 
most-up-to-date (i.e. best :-)) geocoding data available for Florida.
Thanks in advance,
Yasar Korkmaz
Geographic Information Systems Analyst
Citizens Property Insurance Company
2101 Maryland Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 521 8315
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