Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The demographic characterization of a neighborhood or locality, especially as used in marketing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To find the latitude and longitude coordinates of an address.

Etymologies

geo- +‎ code (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A geocode is a precise latitude/longitude measure corresponding to the location of something, such as a hotel.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • For instance, the Federal Election Commission's requirement for digitally logged campaign contributions hadn't really caused much controversy -- until Michael Frumin, a researcher for a nonprofit arts-based technology firm called Eyebeam, decided to "geocode" the information -- assigning the precise latitude and longitude to the addresses.

    MAKING THE ULTIMATE MAP

  • This geographic information was verified last year by census workers who physically located each housing unit on the ground and assigned the housing units a "geocode" using special census maps and GPS coordinates.

    azcentral.com | news

  • Mapstraction is maintained by a group of geocode lovers who want to give developers options when creating maps.

    Portable mapping applications make managers happy

  • If you could, would you automatically geocode everything that new members upload or post to your service or would you require that metadata to be added or exposed explicitly?

    When location is everywhere | FactoryCity

  • Kevin: A relatively easy way to batch geocode addresses that you've got in a Google Spreadsheet.

    Strange Attractor » 2009 » April

  • The list includes the full postal address of each dealership so it should be a fairly painless to task to geocode the whole list.

    Chrysler Dealerships Closing Google Map

  • The Inauguration Day version of WashingtonPost.com's innovative news mapping platform will geocode real-time photos, video and blog posts.

    Inaugural Mashups Part Two

  • Tony uses the function to scrape data from Wikipedia tables and then uses Yahoo Pipes to geocode the data and create a Google Map mash-up here is a Google Map showing UK city populations as scraped from Wikipedia.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The big challenge is to make the engine smart enough so it understands which words to geocode and which to skip and we are currently working on it.

    Text to Google Map Converter

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