Online geocoding

The fastest and most cost-effective solution for all your address cleaning, validating, certifying and geocoding needs.

Geocoding is the basis of all spatial business decisions. Having the correct address in the right format along with reliably precise geocoding is crucial in many industries where there is a need to know and handle partner’s address data. Our address cleaning, validating, certifying, and geocoding services make this possible.

Address management improves the efficiency of services related to navigation, delivery optimization and spatial districting. We can simultaneously improve the precision of services connected to addresses and reduce database redundancies using better reference data.

Our online address cleaning and automatic geocoding solution provides you with the clean addresses and the correct coordinates in a fixed format.

Use cases

Why choose us

  • We handle over 16 million unique addresses for our customers annually.  Our customers include government data owners, utility providers, as well as commercial companies with large customer bases.
  • We have decades of experience with the particular irregularities common in Hungarian addresses such as legacy street names, use of part of town names to denote settlement, isolated rural farm addresses, industrial areas, etc. Our high accuracy address databases that have been continuously developed for over twenty years are the reason we are best placed to handle these challenges.
  • Our geocoding algorithms were specifically developed for a Hungarian linguistic context and Hungarian addresses. They can handle the peculiarities of the Hungarian language and all the common mistakes made with addresses.
  • Continuous development and updating of our databases and algorithms are of paramount importance to us and form the basis of our address management service. This is what allows our geocoding to have the highest positional accuracy. We release un an update of our underlying address database and maps every quarter.
  • We are developing new address search applications non-stop, such as intuitive search which doesn’t only search postal addresses but identifies hits from our POIX databases as well.

Detailed description

We clean the addresses using our reference databases by checking and unifying or completing the format of incorrect addresses. We validate addresses and indicate if they are real addresses or not. The method used depends on the initial quality of addresses as well as customer needs.

If required, we geocode them and add coordinates for EOV and/or WGS84 projections.

Key advantages of algorithmic automated address cleaning are speed and cost. We use several algorithms to clean and correct addressess. The output contains the original addresses, the corrected addresses, as well as a quality code indicating the accuracy level of the results.

When you order our online geocoding services the geocoding motor runs on our server which you can access through various applications such as Mapinfo, QGIS, or your own application. The results, along with the quality codes are delivered to you online.

Accessing the service

Our online address management services are available as a subscription service in multiple packages. TheMapInfo and QGIS software module have fixed parameters, but a flexible version to fit your environment is also available.

The data

The output of address cleaning beside the source data contains the cleaned address data with the following information:

  • Postal code
  • Settlement name
  • Street name
  • Street type
  • House number
  • Quality code

Format

The output by default has the same format as the source, usually:

  • .tab seperated .txt
  • MS Excel
  • MS Access

Typical mistakes handled

We handle the following mistakes and problems associated with the addresses:

  • Typos in the street name
  • Abbreviation of the street name
  • Abbreviation of the street type
  • Incorrect postal code
  • Part of town names to denote settlement (for ex: Agárd instead of Gárdony)
  • Settlement breaks away from another
  • Independent habited spaces outside of settlements
  • Legacy names, renaming

Quality codes

Every address is assigned a quality code denoting the precision of the address:

  • House number level
  • Approximate house number level
  • Exists – does not exist
  • Coordinate is known
  • Coordinate is not known

We always provide quality codes with each address with geocode denoting the precision of the results. This allows you to decide if you desire further address management. (such as manual correction). Based on your needs we can manually correct and update geocoding of addresses whose output coordinates are less precise than house level.

Prices of online geocoding depend on the number of addresses. For a given subscription period the limits can be added together.

By default there are two subscription packages available:

Subscription package Limits on number of addresses Price
Monthly up to 10,000 EUR 200
above 10,000 EUR 300
Annual up to 40,000 EUR 450

There is a minimum subscription requirement of three months.

If you have any questions about our products or pricing please contact us

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