Geocoding USA & Canada since 2005.

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Geocoder.ca is the most affordable geocoding option for USA and Canada with no usage restrictions.

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Geocoder.ca Google Here
Free requests 2,500 / day 1,300 / day 1,120 / day
Pay as you go $2.5 per 1,000 requests $5 per 1,000 requests
Unlimited Plan $500 / month
AWS Marketplace Server Option
No Contracts
No Usage Restrictions
Bulk Geocoding
Reverse Geocoding
Freeform text Geoparsing
USA zip code / Canada postal code lookups
North American IP Address lookups
Custom features at no cost (on a case-by-case basis) - -
How to compare the accuracy of geocoder.ca with Google Maps and other providers: There is no independently accepted metric for comparing the accuracy of various geocoders. In theory you need what is called "ground truth", i.e. verified locations with latitude,longitude. Then you can compare the verified location vs the one returned by a geocoding service.

In the absence of such a comparison tool, you can check locations you are familiar with on geocoder.ca, Google maps, etc; then compare the results. We have seen such comparisons provided by our clients, but we can not comment as we are obviously biased.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)? Our servers are on the AWS cloud with redundancy and failover, so we provide uptime guarantees for paying customers. Free users may be throttled at various usage loads.

If AWS goes down (as it has in the past) pretty much half of the internet goes down with it. Now that the AWS cloud has matured to the stage it is at, that possibility is very unlikely.

Please follow us on twitter where we'll communicate in the event of any outage.


Postal Code Datasets Premium Batch Geocode API

Forward Geocoding: | Reverse | Intersections
Location (in Canada or USA): Geoparse locations from text | Geocoding APIs and Tools: XML, CSV, Jsonp and Json APIs | Batch Geocoding & Geo-Data Visualization.
A location in North America (USA, Canada). For worldwide coverage use Geocode.xyz
Geocode your ip address: 3.80.177.176 Get your Geocoding server on AWS
Examples
HTML ExamplesXML, JSON, JSONP & CSV Examples
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. 401 E PINE ST, SEATTLE, WA 98122
  2. 115 N Main ST, YALE, MI 48097
  3. 7 ASHLEY CRT, PARK CITY, UT 84060
  4. 10200 SW ALLEN BLVD, BEAVERTON, OR 97005
  5. 1734 rue Malherbe, Sherbrooke, QC J1N0R1
  6. 684 Westmorland RD, Saint John, NB E2J2H4
  7. 857 Hildegarde AVE, Grand Sudbury, ON P3A3X3
  8. 56 ave 5e N, Montréal, QC H4G2Y9
  9. 174.92.78.116
  10. 4 Site 9 Box 23 RR 4 LCD Red Deer AB
More Examples

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).
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.