Example Geocoding Scenarios
Geocode to Zip Code centroids
A MapInfo Pro user can geocode to the Zip Code centroid level using the US Zip Code maps bundled with MapInfo Pro at no charge. Limitations: the free Zip Code table is not regularly updated so new Zip Codes won’t always be available
Geocoding to the interpolated Street Address
The Cityof Seattle, King County and other local governments have digital street maps that are easily converted to MapInfo street map format. Limitations: If address records span counties, geocoding requires multiple street files and/or more elbow grease. Some addresses occur in several places even in a single street map for one county. To resolve these, MapInfo Pro users need to find a Zip Code or city boundary map layer. MapInfo Pro geocoding does not offer automatic fallback to Zip + 4 centroid or other algorithmic features of MapMarker.
Geocoding to the interpolated street address using enhanced street map layer from StreetPro.
Unlike “StreetPro Display”, “StreetPro/Enhanced Address” maps include address number ranges and are pre-formatted for MapInfo Pro geocoding. Limitations: The same limitations apply as with Local Government street maps above.
Geocode to the interpolated street address anywhere in the USA, with fallback to Zip + 4, Zip Code and all the features of MapMarker Plus, incl quarterly data updates. Limitations: Requires internet connection and online account setup (call SGSI at 206-224-0800); extra costs apply if > 50,000 records to geocode; prepaid; No refund or carryover if < 50,000 records geocoded.
Geocode to the interpolated street address anywhere in the licensed geography, with fallback to Zip + 4, Zip Code using locally installed MapMarker Plus. Includes quarterly data updates. No limit to transaction volume. Connect to the MapMarker Client (standalone) or — with special configuration by SGSI — directly from MapInfo Pro via “Table > Geocode using server”. Limitations: Internal use only; not licensed for use with internet/intranet server; “per user” license cost is more expensive than “per server/CPU” for ~25+ users.