Mexico Geocoder Tool
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.
Configure the Tool
- Use the drop-down controls to specify these fields of the incoming data stream:
- Address or Street Name
- House Number (Optional)
- Postal Code
- 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.
- Select Output Fields: Check the fields to include in the Geocoded (G) output. Output fields are described in detail below.
- 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 2 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.
- 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.&|