The MapScaping Podcast - GIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing, earth observation and digital geography

Translating between machine and human when talking about location

May 22, 2019

Geocoding provides a way of translating between machine and human languages when we communicate location. Machines collect and process location data in terms of latitude and longitude but humans have a much richer vocabulary in terms of describing a location. So we need something that allows us to be able to translate between these two languages, this is where geocoding comes in. 

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