GpsGate Geocoder now geocodes!

GpsGate Geocoder is an inhouse geocoder that facilitates spatial analysis using OSM (openstreetmap.org) data.


This post is an introduction to the new functionalities of GpsGate’s inhouse geocoder.

Introduction

GpsGate Geocoder is an inhouse geocoder that uses OSM (openstreetmap.org) data for the whole planet. Using OSM data gives a lot of advantages, for instance, giving possibility to everyone to contribute and update map data. You can create an account in OSM website and contribute your neighbourhood map. All updates are pulled from OSM servers on daily bases.

The original version of GpsGate Geocoder released on September 24th, 2015 which supports reverse geocoding. The latest update brings major quality improvements to reverse geocoding service and adds support for geocoding service.

Setup

For information about how to install/update GpsGate Geocoder plugin, please refer to setup section of GpsGate Geocoder post. Please note that this update is currently available under http://update.gpsgate.com/ repository.

About OSM (OpenStreetMap)

OpenStreetMap is an open source map data service created by users all around the world.

“OpenStreetMap powers map data on thousands of web sites, mobile apps, and hardware devices. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.”

As a “mapper” you can improve the speed data for your area, read more at: https://www.openstreetmap.org/about


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