B.C. Physical Address Geocoder

The BC Physical Address Geocoder can be used to resolve the physical locations (i.e., latitude and longitude) and correct, standardized form of civic and non-civic addresses in British Columbia.  It is a web service that is accessible via a REST application programming interface.

DataBC offers a number of applications to access the web service and developers are able to integrate the web service into their own applications.  If you have or are planning on integrating the BC Physical Address Geocoder into your own applications, we encourage you to contact DataBC and ask to receive important updates.

Acknowledgements

  1. The British Columbia Assessment Authority for providing property addresses.

  2. District of North Cowichan, District of North Vancouver, City of Kamloops, City of Kelowna, City of Nanaimo, City of Prince George, City of Surrey, Township of Langley, City of Vancouver and City of Victoria for providing individual addresses provided under their respective Open Data licenses.

  3. Statistics Canada and Natural Resources Canada for providing the Road Network File and National Road Network under their respective Open Data licenses, used in deriving address ranges.

  4. The B.C. Digital Road Atlas Program for providing road centrelines, localities, and locality alias names.

  5. The BC Geographical Names Information System for providing place names.

  6. Various Open licensed software packages listed here.

B.C. local governments interested in contributing their address data for use in the BC Physical Address Geocoder are encouraged to contact DataBC.

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