Geocoding: developing new �??address locator style�?�,
I participated in a conference and I got a new idea for the issue of building numbering!
�??The number of building represents the distance from start of the street to that building rounded to the nearest odd/even number�?�. This fashion will solve two tedious issues:
1. The number of the building, in this case, represents a distance which gives the feeling of how far that building from the start of the street. For example, suppose that the address is �??119 Ithaa St�?�, then this means that the building is situated 119 meters from the start of the �??Ithaa street�?�. In case one is entering the street from the other direction of the street where the number of the first building is �??500�?� then he could guess that he needs �??381 meters�?� to reach the target. You are given two in one: the number of the building along with feeling regarding the distance!
2. The second important issue is that there is no need to allocate numbers for the buildings that are expected to be constructed in the empty parcels in the futures. As the number of these building represent the distance and it is already allocated and logically will be kept unique! It is the physical distance from the start of the street! No two buildings will be in the same point!
3. The issue now is how to develop a �??style�?� that serves this fashion of geocoding? The �??US Address: Dual Ranges�?� for example doesn�??t give the EXACT location of the building as it divides the street to equal portion depending on the range �??from left�?� to �??To left�?� and �??From right�?� to �??To right�?�.
4. In our proposed scenario, the number of the building represents the distance (from the start of the street) and thus the system must be able to locate its accurate position based on this data.
Developing a new address style is a very challenging task, if you can use an existing style it will save a lot of work.
Thank you Bruce for the help,
Applying the �??Dual Range�?� style (or any other available style) will never solve the issue! These styles are assuming that the buildings have the same length on the street which is not the actual case on the ground.
In the above style, if the 9 Al Irsal St address is searched, then the result doesn�??t match the exact location of the building! That is expected!
We are planning to number the buildings �??in the new locations�?� to follow the rule that the number of building represents its distance from the start of the street. For example, in the screenshot below, instead of giving the building the number 3 it is given the number 35. In this case the 35 represent the distance from the building to the start of the street. Accordingly, the building number 7 will be replace by the number 143.
So the only thing that is needed to be adjusted in the �??dual range�?� style in that the numbers stored in the 4 fields of that style will represent the ACTUAL DISTANCE from the building to the start of the street! That�??s all