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Geocode Address

Geocode an address, partial address or the name of a location.

Address geocoding is the processes of taking a string and attempting to match this with possible real world locations. Once an address (or a list of possible matching addresses) is located you can then retrieve the geographic coordinates as latitude and longitude. You can also use this API to verify postal addresses, find postal codes or get a neatly formatted address suitable for shipping/mail. Location results are ordered by most relevant to the original search address, we use a method based on the Levenshtein distance to determine the order if more than one location is found.

Our mapping data covers the entire globe and is continuously updated as new geographic data is created.

If your address data is already split into its individual components (street, city, suburb etc.) we recommend you pass this as a comma separated string to the address parameter.

End Point

Test API
API Request
addressYesstringThe address, partial address or name of a place to try and locate
country-codeNostringThe ISO 2-letter country code to be biased towards (the default is no country bias)
language-codeNostringenThe language to display results in, available languages are:
  • de, en, es, fr, it, pt, ru
fuzzy-searchNobooleanfalseIf no matches are found for the given address, start performing a recursive fuzzy search until a geolocation is found. We use a combination of approximate string matching and data cleansing to find possible location matches
API Response
foundintegerThe number of possible matching locations found
locationsarrayArray of matching location objects:
foundbooleanTrue if these coordinates map to a real location
addressstringThe fully formatted address
address-componentsmapThe components which make up the address such as road, city, state, etc
citystringThe city of the location
statestringThe state of the location
countrystringThe country of the location
country-codestringThe ISO 2-letter country code of the location
postal-codestringThe postal code for the location
location-typestringThe detected location type ordered roughly from most to least precise, possible values are:
  • address - indicates a precise street address
  • street - accurate to the street level but may not point to the exact location of the house/building number
  • city - accurate to the city level, this includes villages, towns, suburbs, etc
  • postal-code - indicates a postal code area (no house or street information present)
  • railway - location is part of a rail network such as a station or railway track
  • natural - indicates a natural feature, for example a mountain peak or a waterway
  • island - location is an island or archipelago
  • administrative - indicates an administrative boundary such as a country, state or province
location-tagsarrayArray of strings containing any location tags associated with the address. Tags are additional pieces of metadata about a specific location, there are thousands of different tags. Some examples of tags: shop, office, cafe, bank, pub

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