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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 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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