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  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: On-Prem Operations
  3. Part 2: Parameter and Element Reference
  4. Appendix A: Geocode Countries
  5. Appendix B: Certified Mode Values

On-Premises Developer Guide

On-Premises Developer Guide

Geocodes

Geocodes

You can use the Geocoding element to add geocoordinates as an enrichment to a verified address. Geocoordinates indicate the latitude and the longitude of an address. Informatica Address Verification follows the World Geodetic System standards (WGS 84) for geocoding.
Address Verification can return geocoordinates at different levels of precision
, based on the properties that you configure and on geocoding reference data files that you install
. Find the Geocoding element under
Process
Enrichments
in the
AVJob.schema.json
file.
The Geocoding element includes the following properties:
  • Rooftop
  • ArrivalPoint
  • StreetCenter
  • LocalityCenter
  • PostalCodeCenter
  • Preferred
You can set one or more of the Rooftop, ArrivalPoint, StreetCenter, LocalityCenter, and PostalCodeCenter properties to true or false to specify the type of geocoordinates that you require. Address Verification will return geocoordinates for each type that you set to true.
Alternatively, you can use the Preferred property to list multiple types of geocoordinates in an array. When you use the Preferred property, Address Verification returns the geocoordinates for the first type on your list that it finds in the reference data.
If Address Verification cannot find any type of geocoordinates that you specify in the reference data, Address Verification does not return any geocoordinates. The default value on the properties is false.
You can set the Preferred property to the following values:
  • Rooftop
  • ArrivalPoint
  • StreetCenter
  • LocalityCenter
  • PostalCodeCenter
A true value on a Rooftop, ArrivalPoint, StreetCenter, LocalityCenter, or PostalCodeCenter property takes precedence over any value that you set on the Preferred property.

Types of Geocoordinates

Address Verification can return the following types of geocoordinates in the verified output:
Rooftop
Rooftop geocoordinates map to the center of the roof of the primary building on a parcel of land.
ArrivalPoint
ArrivalPoint geocoordinates map to a point in the center of the street segment in front of a house or a building.
StreetCenter
StreetCenter geocoordinates map to an approximate mid-point of the street, based on known geocodes for locations nearby.
LocalityCenter
LocalityCenter geocoordinates map to an approximate mid-point of the locality, based on known geocodes for locations nearby.
By default, Address Verification returns the geocoordinates to the PrimaryLocalityCenter level of precision. Address Verification returns the geocoordinates to a SubLocalityCenter level of precision if the sub-locality data is present in the reference data.
PostalCodeCenter
PostalCodeCenter geocoordinates map to a post office that handles mail for the address.
Each geocoding property can return information on the following properties:
  • Value. Contains the latitude and longitude coordinates of an address.
  • Latitude. The latitude value that address verification can return for the input address.
  • Longitude. The longitude value that address verification can return for the input address.
  • Accuracy. The level of accuracy to which address verification returns geocodes.


Updated May 13, 2021