Mexico Geocoder Tool

Version:
2022.3
Last modified: November 29, 2022

The Mexico Geocoder tool produces a record-for-record geocode result for Mexican addresses including formatted address fields from TomTom, the level of geography that determined the match, lat/long coordinates, and a spatial object. In addition, it produces a summary output that provides a count of records per geolevel accompanied by detailed geolevel descriptions.

This tool is a macro that requires a separate data install and license. To use this tool, contact your Account Executive.

Use the Mexico Geocoder tool to assign address data to a spatial object so that you can pinpoint locations, display them on a map, and carry out geography-based analyses.

Tool Configuration

Input Tab

  1. Use the drop-down controls to specify the following fields of the incoming data stream:
    • Address or Street Name
    • House Number (Optional)
    • District
    • City
    • State
    • Postal Code
  2. Preserve input address field names: When checked, the original field names specified on the Input tab will be output from the tool. Left unchecked, the specified fields will be renamed to: Address, City, State, and ZIP.

Geocoder Options

  1. Select Output Fields: Check the fields to include in the Geocoded (G) output. Output fields are described in detail below.
  2. GeoLevel Match Summary: Specify how records should be sorted in the Summary (S) output. Choices are:
    • Sort by Accuracy (best-worst): The 13 Geolevels are sorted by their accuracy with the most accurate GeoLevel at the top.
    • Sort by Match Count (max -min): The 13 Geolevels are sorted by how many input records matched to each GeoLevel with the maximum number at the top.

View the Output

There are two outputs from this tool:

  • G anchor: Geocoded records will stream out of the tool, labeled with a G. This data stream will include your original data records and Address fields along with the additional fields you selected to output from the Geocoder Options tab.
    • GeoLevel
    • Lat
    • Lon
    • SpatialObj
    • House Number (TT)
    • Street (TT)
    • City (TT)
    • Postal Code (TT)
    • AddressFull (TT)
    • Country (TT)
    • ISO3 (TT)
  • S anchor: A Data summary will stream out of the tool, labeled with an S. The data stream will include 3 fields, GeoLevel, Count, and Description to signify the success of the geocoding process. There are 8 possible GeoLevels listed below in order of best to worst.
Actual Input address matches to an exact latitude/longitude location. The data returned is the entry point of the address. 
Point of Interest Input address matches to a Point of Interest (POI). 
Street Input address matches to a house number along an address range. The data returned is an interpolated location of the requested address within that range. 
Intersection Input address matches to two streets that intersect. The data returned is the coordinate where the street edges cross. 
Postal Code (Full) Input address matches to an extended postcode (for example, USA ZIP+4, UK full postcode.). The granularity of this result depends on the country's postal code scheme, but it is usually accurate to the desired block. 
Extrapolate Input address matches to a street edge in the database. The data returned is associated to the midpoint of a street chain within a city. A house number will not be returned for this level of match. 
Postal Code (Partial) Input address matches to an extended postcode (for example, USA ZIP+2). The granularity of this depends on the country's postal code scheme. but is usually accurate to the desired neighborhood. 
District/Neighborhood Input address matches to a district/neighborhood. Returns the center point of the district. 
Postal Code (Main) Input address matches to a main postal code (for example, USA ZIP, UK main postcode). The accuracy of this depends on the country's postal code scheme. 
City Input address matches to a city/locality. Returns the center point of the city. 
State Input address matches to a state. Returns state/province/administrative area coordinates. 
Country Input address matches to a country. 
Not Coded The geocoder cannot find a location that matches the input data. 

 

 

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