Esri, a global provider of geographic information software, recently made enhancements to its World Geocoding service to include improved address matching and service to 25 additional countries.
Esri released its ArcGIS platform enhancements that give users access to additional countries including Cuba, Bangladesh and Libya for street address locations.
"Different regions around the world have many different formats and requirements for how people write an address on an envelope or how companies input a customer's information into their system," Esri product manager Nick Patel said in a press release. "For the better part of this decade, we have invested millions of dollars in capturing address formats and rules around the world and built all this into address matching logic. It's important that the geocoding component is accurate, as this directly influences downstream analysis and decisions.”
The new improvements include redefined address matching using authoritative datasets. Enhancements also include recognition of more diverse types of intersections on a visual map and matching coordinate points of interest, postal regions, administrative areas and countries for better reverse geocoding.
Esri said the latest version of the World Geocoder for its ArcGIS is now available in the Cloud and for on-premises deployments.