GpsGate Geocoder is an inhouse geocoder that facilitates spatial analysis using OSM (openstreetmap.org) data.
This post is an introduction about GpsGate’s inhouse geocoder.
- Login to SiteAdmin and navigate to Plugins
- Click on ‘Get More Plugins’ and install MapClient
- In SiteAdmin, navigate to Maps and click on Native Map
- Enter the API key provided by GpsGate Support
- Click on Save and then Test to ensure the configuration is OK
- In SiteAdmin, navigate to Applications, select an application in which you want to enable GpsGate Geocoder, select GpsGate under Geocoding
- Click on Save
At this point you have installed and enabled GpsGate Geocoder on your server!
Please note that in order to use this service you need to have a valid Update and Support agreement with GpsGate.
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.
In order to use GpsGate Geocoder you need to have an API key. This Api key is the same key you can use for Speeding Expression and other map services.
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
Customizing the geocode address format:
Several address formatting variables are available under Geocoding address format field. These variables can be used to customize the address format. Default variable “[Address]” displays precise street address, or a best effort formatted result when detail is low. Example: “3511 Stanton Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA”. Please note that only available parts of the address will be displayed. For instance, if there is only a street close to the tracking point, the “[Address]” will display only the street name. Example: “Lofsdalsvägen, Stockholm, Sweden”, in this example street name, city and country are available and all the other information such as post code and street number are not available.
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