FCC form 477 geocoding

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Tue Mar 3 23:13:28 UTC 2015


On Tue, 3 Mar 2015, Jay Hennigan wrote:
>> Well you'll need to translate those into addresses.  That should be easy
>> with Google or Bing.
>
> We have the addresses, need census tract and block.

For small address batches you can use the Census Geocoder.  The 
documentation is at

http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/geocoder.html

Basically you upload a CSV file addresses and you'll get back FIPS
codes for state, county, census tract and census block for each address. 
Concatenate the FIPS state+county+censustract code (not the census block).

If you have lots of customers in many different census tracts, you'll
probably want a bulk geocoding product.




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