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Kathy Stroud
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Free Place Name Databases

One common problem when geocoding, especially for international locations in countries with less well verified postal systems or because of the numerous languages and dialects of places, is matching place names or addresses you input into a geocoder with the spellings or addresses expected by the geocoder. To resolve this issue, you can search place name and address databases to help you generate better inputs for submitting to geocoders. Links to these databases are provided below:

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