Do we not use city name when geocoding anymore?

Discussion created by jtcolber_IU on May 27, 2014
Latest reply on May 27, 2014 by timw1984dev
I'm researching alternative methods of geocoding (our current data provider jacked up their prices)  and have noticed that both TIGER and one other large commercial GIS data-providing company's data do not have city names as attributes of their street layers.  I've always used city names in my geocoding as I think it nicely provides one more clue for messy addresses but am wondering if the geocoding world has passed me by and eschewed the use of city names.

Any insight is appreciated.