simple geocoder
May 2, 2015 6:01 PM   Subscribe

simple geocoder
A straightforward web interface for geocoding addresses in a CSV (or other delimited text file) and visualizing the results on a map as you go. Spits out CSV and GeoJSON.

It's oddly common for me to need to get geo-coordinates for a bunch of addresses, but QGIS/ArcGIS slows my laptop down a crazy amount and command line options don't allow for a quick visual sanity check of the results. Just upload your file, select the address column(s), and give it a whirl. Then download your result in CSV or GeoJSON format.

At the moment it uses the Google geocoding API, which means a 2,500 address limit per IP, per day.

Find it helpful or wish it had x, y, z features? Let me know!
Role: programmer
posted by waninggibbon (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Very neat! I like the modern, humane interface. GPS Visualizer's geocoder has more features but their UI is pretty old school.
posted by Nelson at 1:10 PM on May 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

Holy beans! This seems very useful.
posted by Going To Maine at 7:11 PM on May 3, 2015

I had to switch to a Google basemap so as to not violate their API ToS. If I can find another suitable geocoding API (that doesn't require a key and that manages address parsing), I'll use that instead.
posted by waninggibbon at 9:00 AM on May 12, 2015

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