Geocoding in Quantum GIS – QGIS

Geocoding is the process of turning street addresses into geographic coordinates. You can geocode easily in QGIS using several methods.

If you just want to geocode and you don’t need to see the addresses plotted on a map in QGIS, then follow these instructions. If you don’t need to see them on a map nor do you need the geographic coordinates, then use BatchGeocode.

If you only need to geocode a single address and get its coordinates immediately, use geocoder.us.

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An example geocoded address on the map using the “single address” method.

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Enthusiast for urbanism, bicycling as transportation, and open data. Building a bicycle culture in Chicago.