Geocoding USA & Canada since 2005.

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More json examples:
  1. zip+4 code in USA: 75704-2933
  2. on 5 digit zip code USA: 75704
  3. in Canada: K2C1N5
More jsonp examples:
  1. zip+4 code in USA: 75704-2933
  2. on 5 digit zip code USA: 75704
  3. in Canada: K2C1N5
Node.js module to interface with the Geocoder.ca API
Recent Queries:
  1. 11940 Weddington ST, VALLEY VILLAGE, CA 91607
  2. 415 Centre ST, JAMAICA PLAIN, MA 02130
  3. 2101 E 26th ST, SIOUX FALLS, SD 57105
  4. 10713 Greenwell Springs RD, BATON ROUGE, LA 70814
  5. 361 ch de la Rivière-aux-Outardes , Ormstown, QC J0S1K0
  6. 136 Riley ST , Hamilton, ON L8B0J9
  7. 224 Candlewood DR , Hamilton, ON L8J3P6
  8. 11 rue Caldwell , TÉMISCOUATA-SUR-LE-LAC, QC G0L1E0
  9. 99.225.69.62
  10. North east section 13 township 20 Range 12 Meridian 4
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SFAQ (Selected Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the geocoding accuracy? We generally return two types of geocoding results, Rooftop / Parcel Geocoding and Street Interpolation Geocoding. (The other types as based on postal/zip codes, city/neighborhood names, ip addresses, etc).
  • Rooftop / Parcel Geocoding is the most precise Geocoding methodology because it returns an exact match to a single address point (normally placed at the center of the "roof" of the property/parcel, hence "Rooftop".)
  • Street Interpolation Geocoding works by estimating a location in a known address range, a method also known as address intepolation. The geocoding algorithm matches an address to a street and a specific segment then interpolates the position within that segment. Since this is an approximation, this method is generally less accurate than the "Rooftop" method.
Currently over 40% of the geocoding requests we receive return Rooftop results with Confidence Score = 1.
Interpolated results have a maximum Confidence Score of 0.9.
for Example:
  1. 2525 Olympic ST, SPRINGFIELD, OR 97477 (Rooftop)
  2. 2524 Olympic ST, SPRINGFIELD, OR 97477 (Interpolated)
How can I use it? Use the free API or Create an account for batch geocoding and premium api access. (see the services page or read the XML api docs.)

Who uses geocoder.ca? It is easy to use our real time geocoding port to build location aware web applications (examples: Canada | USA | Both USA and Canada.)
Many other applications also use our services. Some of them are mentioned here.

Legal News, May 2016 - In regards to Canadian Postal Code data on Geocoder.ca:

Canada Post commenced court proceedings in 2012 against Geolytica Inc. for copyright infringement in relation to Geolytica Inc.'s Canadian Postal Code Geocoded Dataset and related services offered on its website at geocoder.ca. The parties have now settled their dispute and Canada Post will discontinue the court proceedings. The postal codes returned by various geocoder interface APIs and downloadable on geocoder.ca, are estimated via a crowdsourcing process. They are not licensed by geocoder.ca from Canada Post, the entity responsible for assigning postal codes to street addresses. Geolytica continues to offer its products and services, using the postal code data it has collected via a crowdsourcing process which it created. Notice of Discontinuance