Difference between revisions of "OpenGeocoder"

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* Yves Jacolin - OSGeo-fr, HBS-Research (http://geocoder.gloobe.org/)
* Yves Jacolin - OSGeo-fr, HBS-Research (http://geocoder.gloobe.org/)
* Ian Turton - [http://www.geovista.psu.edu/members/turton/index.html GeoVISTA Center ]
* Ian Turton - [http://www.geovista.psu.edu/members/turton/index.html GeoVISTA Center ]
* David Jonglez - [http://wwww.camptocamp.com Camptocamp]
* Claude Philipona - [http://wwww.camptocamp.com Camptocamp]

Revision as of 02:05, 7 November 2008

Open Source Geocoder

For those not familiar with the concept, Geocoding takes a human readable address and turns it into coordinates.

Project Purpose

The intention of this project is to work towards creation of open source software providing geocoding capability.

Design goals

Desired attributes:

  • Handle international addressing schemes (expected to be pluggable to support internationalization)
  • Library Coded in C (or C wrapper to C++)
  • Architected and designed for performance
  • Abstracted storage to allow for use of data from various sources e.g. shapefiles, RDBMS, others

Relevant Existing Open Source Technologies

Target Licensing

  • Preference for a liberal license to encourage adoption by maximum number of technologies both proprietary and open source

Project Support


The following list are people who are interested in participating in development of this project:


The following list are people who are interested in participating in testing of this project:


The following list are people that plan to make use of this project: