Fuzzy string matching and geocoding

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One of the biggest problems encountered when trying to geocode a table is how to handle variations in spelling and naming between points. Databases are often messy, filled with spelling and typing mistakes – and this makes it impossible to simply match one table against another. That’s when we need to resort to the concept […]

Investigating MapInfo’s Geocode Routine

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After doing a bit of work using MapInfo’s built-in Geocode routine I started getting curious about how the routine handles various special cases. After a bit of experimenting I thought I’d document what I found out. Starting with the simplest case, a street with odd numbers (1-9) on the left, and even numbers (2-10) on […]