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December 28, 2011
by Colin Copeland
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OpenBlock Geocoder, Part 3: External Geocoders

The OpenBlock geocoder is powerful and robust. It uses PostGIS for spacial queries, can extract addresses from bodies of text, and can understand block and intersection notation. We've run into a few issues with it, however, including a low geocoding success rate. This is a tough problem to solve ...

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December 16, 2011
by Colin Copeland
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OpenBlock Geocoder, Part 2: Text Parsing and Entity Extraction

This is the second post in our OpenRural series reviewing OpenBlock and it's geocoder. OpenBlock Geocoder, Part 1: Data Model and Geocoding covers the internals of the OpenBlock geocoder and it's geocoding capabilities. As this posts builds upon topics covered there, you may wish to read Part 1 ...

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December 12, 2011
by Colin Copeland
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OpenBlock Geocoder, Part 1: Data Model and Geocoding

As Tobias mentioned in Scraping Data and Web Standards, Caktus is collaborating with the UNC School of Journalism to help develop Open Rural (the code is on GitHub). Open Rural hopes to help rural newspapers in North Carolina leverage OpenBlock. This blog post is the first of several covering the ...

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December 6, 2011
by Tobias McNulty
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Scraping Data and Web Standards

We're currently involved in a project with the UNC School of Journalism that hopes to help rural newspapers in North Carolina leverage OpenBlock.  The project is called OpenRural, and if you're a software developer you can find the latest code on GitHub.

OpenBlock needs geographic data to display ...

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