Capture an address and find its exact whereabouts on a map, and vice versa! Combining performance and speed, geocoding web services enable the geocoding of large volumes of data the world over.
This automatic completion service, or autocomplete, saves internauts time when entering a location, an address or a point of interest (company name, public transport station...). The function suggests likely locations as the letters of an address are typed in.
Example: the internaut enters "avenue des cham», and the service returns «Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris», as well as other addresses starting with the same string.
Geocoding converts an address into a geographical location or reference (X and Y coordinates, communes, districts…). If the address is incomplete or ambiguous, the unitary geocoding API offers a number of results including the associated detailed score and type of geocoding
Batch geocoding consists in geocoding several addresses at a time. Powerful and fast handling of large volumes of addresses makes the batch geocoding API a must in a geographical application.
Click on a map and instantly see the associated address, automatically locate an emergency call… : these are all useful applications of the reverse geocoding API, which enables you to find an address from geographical coordinates.
Storage of X and Y coordinates
The X and Y coordinates generated by the geocoding APIs can be stored for an unlimited period and used for geographical representation and analysis.
Find an object
This web service uses geographics coordinates to retrieve information (name, code…) contained in the fields of the geographical objects intersected or nearby. Among the geographical objects available, there are the administrative units and postal areas.
To ensure data homogeneity, the standardization API transforms addresses captured in accordance with the desired AFNOR standard (contraction of addresses to 32 or 38 characters).