OpenGeocoder

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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

Development

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


Testing

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


Consumers

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