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Universal geocoding question

Friday, June 24th, 2011

I read your article about Universal geocoding.

Geocoding NAC Assigns Unique Codes to Every Location on Earth

I was wondering how this would apply to a deeply populated area with homes duplexes and High-rises. As you understand it, would there be a geocode for each address or living space or would it be a general geocode for the city block or building? What ever additional information you might have would greatly be

Thank you

Forwarded to NAC Geographic Products for response:

Usually, a Universal Address contains the information of the horizontal
location only. For a building, it’s the location of the entrance. However,
as we discussed on, for
simplifying automatic mail sorting purpose, it allows residents of a
building to add a third string to represent the room number, such as


so that the OCR software can sort the mail into the final mail box. The
locally defined third string must contain vowel character(s) (A, E, I, O, U
or Y) to distinguish it from a standard altitude string which does not have
any vowel.

Best regards,
Xinhang Shen
NAC Geographic Products Inc.

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