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Get Latitude and Longitude for any U.S. Address

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Real-time geocoding API translates US addresses into latitude & longitude
Reverse geocode longitude & latitude for US addresses
Property-level match rate accuracy up to 99.8%

DOTS Address Geocode - US is our real-time, geocoding API that translates US addresses into exact latitude and longitude coordinates. The service also provides the latest census tract, county codes (FIPS) and block codes and proximity to water for the address provided. The “GetReverseLocation” operation also allows you to provide latitude and longitude coordinates which will return an estimated address.

Addresses and coordinates are validated against our master database, the US Census Bureau, TIGER®/Line file, USPS® ZIP+4 tables, and other proprietary databases. Using cascading address geocoding logic, we achieve a 99.8% match rate accuracy when translating an address to its latitude and longitude coordinates.

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Level DescriptionThe address matched exactly at the property location.

Information Components
Census Tract0009.00
Census Block2044
Census GeoID060830009002044
Congress Code24
Place NameSanta Barbara
Time Zone UTC-08:00
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  • Translates street address to exact latitude-longitude coordinates with property-level match rate accuracy up to 99.8%
  • Appends latitude-longitude coordinates with latest census tract, county codes (FIPS) and block codes
  • Reverse geocoding returns an address when provided with latitude/longitude coordinates
  • Provides the estimated number of miles, kilometers and feet between two sets of coordinates
  • Estimates distance to water using either an address or latitude/longitude coordinates
  • Returns the latitude-longitude coordinates of a city centroid when a city and state are provided
  • Cascading geocoding maximizes match rate and accuracy to provide the industry's highest quality geocoding system
  • Cascading geocoding logic will attempt to append latitude/longitude values at the property-level first, and if not found, the service cascades to the next best match-level; ZIP+4, ZIP+3, ZIP+2, ZIP+1, ZIP or city centroid
  • Returns the latitude-longitude coordinates of some major cities in the world; multiple matches can be filtered by country or region
  • Updated monthly
  • Real-time API or batch service available
  • Response time as fast as 400 milliseconds

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