From text to geographic coordinates: The current state of geocoding Academic Article uri icon


  • This article presents a survey of the state of the art in geocoding practices through a cross-disciplinary historical review of existing literature. We explore the evolving concept of geocoding and the fundamental components of the process. Frequently encountered sources of error and uncertainty are discussed as well as existing measures used to quantify them. An examination of common pitfalls and persistent challenges in the geocoding process is presented, and the traditional methods for overcoming them are described.

published proceedings

  • URISA Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Goldberg, D. W., Wilson, J. P., & Knoblock, C. A

complete list of authors

  • Goldberg, DW||Wilson, JP||Knoblock, CA

publication date

  • August 2007