The /geocode endpoint is used to find the geo-coordinates of a known address, place, locality or administrative area, even if the query is incomplete or partly incorrect. It also returns a complete postal address string and address details.

  • Depending on the query, the /geocode endpoint returns results of type houseNumber, place, street, postalCodePoint, locality, administrativeArea
  • The query can be formulated as free-form text, as a set of qualified address components or as a combination of these two types - "hybrid" query
  • Additionally, the application can restrict results to a specific area or set a spatial context for the location-based search

This topic explains the following features of the /geocode endpoint:

  • Address Geocoding
  • Area Geocoding
  • Place Geocoding
  • Result scoring
  • House Number fallback
  • Geocoding with country filter
  • Geocoding with spatial reference
  • Qualified queries
  • Hybrid queries
  • Address lookup by postal code and house number
  • Address lookup by postal code in Singapore and Ireland
  • Information on how a request was parsed

More details can be found in the API Reference.

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