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FAQ: Can I still geocode an address that returns a match code of 'NoMatch'?

Question

Can I still geocode an address that returns a match code of 'NoMatch'?

Answer

If the house-level geocode returns a NOMATCH match type, users may still be able to sucessfully geocode the address. By leaving out pieces of information, users can access different types of geocoding. Here are some alternate methods to geocode an address.

Note:
The first three options require AddressFinderOptions.partialAddress=true (In v2 use an *.Address.* data source).

1. Try street-segment level geocoding by removing the house number. This requires a ZIP code.

Example:
street= New York St.
zone=92373

2. Try geocoding cross-streets.

Example:
street=New York St. AND Pine Ave.
city=Redlands
state_prov=CA

3. Try geocoding the postal code or city/state.

Example:
zone=92373

4. Use Map Image Web Service to geocode. Display a map, click the address location, and convert the mouse-click into x,y coordinates by using the method convertPixelCoordToMapCoord.