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How can I improve the Geocoding Process?

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2016 09:41AM EDT
Placing your addresses on the map correctly is one of the most important building blocks of a route plan. WorkWave Route Manager will always do its best to place addresses that are not 100% accurate, but it is best to bring in the most complete addresses possible.  

To the best of your ability, please make sure that the address format is in accordance with the guidelines below. Such guidelines are tips given directly by Google and since for the recognition of addresses we rely on Google Maps®, it is worth reading them carefully.

  • Specify addresses in accordance with the format used by the national postal service of the country concerned.
  • Do not specify additional address elements such as business names, unit numbers, floor numbers, or suite numbers that are not included in the address as defined by the postal service of the country concerned.
  • Use the street number of a premise in preference to the building name where possible.
  • Use street number addressing in preference to specifying cross streets where possible.
  • Do not provide 'hints' such as nearby landmarks.
If possible, addresses should also include ZIP code and Country. ZIP codes need to be written in full (e.g. if a ZIP code is "01234", writing only "1234" may cause problems).

In case of US addresses on numbered highways, here is what Google suggests:
  • County Roads: "Co Road NNN" where NNN is the road number. eg. "Co Road 82"
  • State Highways: "State NNN" where State is the full name of the state and NNN is the highway number. eg. "California 82"
  • U.S. Highways: "U.S. NNN" where NNN is the highway number. eg. "U.S. 101"
  • U.S. Interstates: "Interstate NNN" where NNN is the interstate number. eg. "Interstate 280"

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