Definition: Address matching

UN - Geographic Information Systems

The process of matching general attribute information to geographical locations on a street network using a street address. For example, a tabular address register can be matched to a comprehensive digital street map to produce a GIS point layer showing the location of each household. This is sometimes also called geocoding.
United Nations, "Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities", Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, Studies in Methods, Series F No. 103, New York, 2009

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