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.
Source:
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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