Thursday, January 26, 2006


The service pack install went more smoothly than anticipated. Some of the instructions on the ArcIMS install were a little shaky, but we figured it out. They keep saying that installation will be much easier with the realease of ArcIMS 9.2. I sure hope so!! It feels like ArcIMS is open source software during the install process because of all of the different pieces that have to be installed and work together. I would like one CD that I drop in the drive and push the install button for $8K!!

Geocoding on the web is not a new concept, in fact there are many free geocoders available on the web, but BatchGeocode is the first free browser based geocoding service to provide coordinate lookup in bulk form. Now you can take many addresses and geocode them all at once, rather than one at a time. also provides a more accurate geocoding dataset than others, most of which use TIGER data, which is known to be inaccurate up to several hundred feet in some areas. Yahoo's Geocoding API which this site uses is based on NAVTEQ (formally NAVTECH) and Tele Atlas street data, both well known as industry standards for transportation data. You can use BatchGeocode to:
- Geocode a contact address list directly from spreadsheet program such as Excel.
- Create lat/long coordinates for use in an online Mapping program such as Yahoo Maps or Google Maps.
- Quickly visualize your information on a map.
- Import/export from a SQL database coordinates for usage in a GIS application.
- Quickly map a set of real-estate properties for a presentation.
- Get centroids (center coordinates) for a listing of zipcodes, cities, or states.
- For quick single address, zipcode, city or state geocodes use our Single Address Lookup Tool
Check it out at !!

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