dweisz

Canadian geocoding headache

Discussion created by dweisz on Jun 14, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 14, 2016 by jborgion

Hey everyone,

 

As per the subject, I have a geocoding headache (is there a worse kind?). I've successfully created address locators and geocoded addresses before, but I'm running into a wall right now.

 

Here's what I'm working with: A .csv table I received through a freedom of information request that contains the following fields: address (ex. "1 SCRAPER ST W), municipality, postal code, and province. All of the addresses are within the province of Ontario, and there are over 120,000 of them.

 

I've been trying to create an address locator using the Ontario Road Network Segment with Address, which contains the following:

 

The ORN is a national, provincial and municipal initiative that supports the creation, maintenance and sharing of a standard road database. With a positional accuracy of 10 meters or better the ORN is the authoritative source of roads data for Ontario.

 

 

This dataset is derived from the ORN Road Net Element data class. It combines 3 types of geometry:

 

road elements

 

ferry connections

 

virtual roads

 

Address ranges span intersection to intersection or may be interpolated across intersections. Dataset contains 5 attributes:

 

street name

 

address information

 

route identification

 

road classification

 

direction of traffic flow

 

However, once I successfully create the address locator and proceed to geocode, I get zero matches. Am I using the wrong reference data?

 

Help!

 

Thanks,

 

David

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