Trying to match ZIP codes or census tracts to polygons? Check out the Geomatching Regions page instead.

What is Geocoding

Sometimes, our data doesn’t have explicit coordinates, such as latitudes and longitudes. Instead, we might have implicit geospatial data, such as names of street addresses. Geocoding is the process of converting address data into points.

Felt can infer address data for up to 10,000 addresses per upload.

Preparing Address Data

Address fields should be given easy-to-find names, such as:

Reviewing Accuracy

Geocoding isn’t a perfect process. Much like a search engine, sometimes you might not find exactly what you’re looking for, depending on both your input and the data that’s available.

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Fortunately, Felt lets you review the quality of your geocoding upload, and also download the results so you can fine-tune your input if needed.

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You can toggle the Geocoding Results any time you want from the overflow menu (three dots) in the upper corner by clicking on Review accuracy...


See the Troubleshooting Data Problems page for common upload failures and how to fix them.