Moore Spatial

GIS and Related Pursuits

Questions

Questions I want answered:

  • Historic Geocoding? Are there any geocoding services which let you input a time or other constraints to help narrow the search? Entering “New Amsterdam” into Google Maps brings you to Guyana.
    • http://www.azavea.com/research/company-research/historical-geocoder/ This looks to be focused on Philadelphia for now, but it’s a start. The research project, led by Michael McLarnon and Robert Cheetham, seeks to develop a geocoding interface that would accept an address and a year (or perhaps a range of years) and then trace the record forward in time to the contemporary street or address and return the corresponding coordinate pair.