shrug-l: geocoders

Wolfe, Heather HWolfe at seminolecountyfl.gov
Tue Oct 30 10:40:26 EDT 2007


Shawn, That really is dependent on where you are geocoding! Of course,
local data is the best......if it's maintained properly..... :) If an
area has a one address style reference data set that is properly
maintained by people who know what they are doing, it is probably the
best. Ditto for street centerline-providing your purposes are the same
as theirs (i.e., do they catalog private roads as well, or only official
ones?). Parcel address is usually not the most accurate of the bunch- it
is the owner address that is usually most accurate, as that is where the
tax bill goes. Data is usually maintained by the county, and can vary
from great data in one county to no data in another county. 

However, if you are looking to buy statewide or national data, I would
suggest looking into a Centrus license. I haven't used it for 3 years or
so, but it turns your addresses into XY coordinates that you can then
turn into points. FYI-they are not cheap.

Heather Wolfe
Sr. GIS Analyst, Planning & Development
Seminole County Government
1101 E. First St.
Sanford, FL 32771

Office 407-665-7378
Fax 407-665-7412
HWolfe at seminolecountyfl.gov
www.seminolecountyfl.gov



-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Lewers [mailto:slewers at fsu.edu] 
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 1:25 PM
To: shrug-l at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: shrug-l: geocoders

Ok Guys-I may already know the answer to this but I will ask the experts
anyways. Please send me your opinions on the best geo-coding tools out
there. I intend on buying either reference data or a software package
with data. Of course I have the entire host of ESRI tools at our shop. I
know that DOH uses different software that has great results based on
something that Calvin Desousa did for Wakulla county. Anyhow I would
appreciate your input.

Humbly submitted,

Shawn Lewers

Shawn W. Lewers

IT Specialist/GIS Manager

Director COSSGIS Labs

College of Social Sciences

Florida State University

027 Bellamy Building

850-644-8373
 
-****Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from State and Local Officials and employees are public records available to the public and media upon request. Seminole County policy does not differentiate between personal and business emails. E-mail sent on the County system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law.****-
 
-****Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from State and Local Officials and employees are public records available to the public and media upon request. Seminole County policy does not differentiate between personal and business emails. E-mail sent on the County system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law.****-


More information about the SHRUG-L mailing list