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Welcome to the CDX Technologies August 2017 Newsletter


Our new webservice CDXGeoData now includes the ability to geocode, reverse geocode, and calculate driving distance and time using Bing Maps as the source of mapping data.  CDXGeoData does not require software deployment like CDXZipStream, but instead is accessed through an API key provided with a free CDXGeoData account.  The key can be shared among users.


Geocoding and routing functions can be accessed through free Excel templates (compatible with both PC's and Mac's), and can be used by programmers to develop custom desktop or web-based applications.


Here is our latest blog posting:


CDXGeoData Now Includes Geocoding and Routing Functions


CDXGeoData is our latest offering that provides location analytics entirely through a web-based service.  It can verify address data, look up ZIP+4 codes, retrieve ZIP Code demographics, and can now use Bing Maps functionality for geocoding, reverse geocoding, and calculating travel time and distance.  It can be accessed through a set of spreadsheet apps and web-service APIs that are compatible with various platforms such as Windows, Apple iOS, and LINUX.  Here's a short tutorial showing how it works with a Microsoft Excel template:



CDXGeoData templates like the one in the video above are free downloads from our website.


When you sign up for a free CDXGeoData account, you get an API key along with 1000 free data tokens each month.  Additional tokens can be purchased as needed, and any number of users can access the data service under a single key.  This is especially useful for a one-time analysis or for specific functions that require access by a large number of users.  Unlike CDXZipStream and CDXStreamer, no additional software purchase or deployment is necessary.  Please refer to our website for data pricing information.


The use of the CDXGeoData geocoding and routing functions requires a Bing Maps key.  Free keys are available on the Microsoft website from the Bing Maps portal.  Please refer to the post How to Get a Bing Maps License Key for more information.


Most business users can download our free Excel templates to access CDXGeoData functions.  They can also be accessed through our portal at  Just log in with the username and API key associated with your GeoData account, and from there you can also track usage, create and download example reports and view programming examples in C#, Javascript and Visual Basic. 


CDXGeoData can be used by programmers to develop custom desktop or web-based applications.  The CDXGeoData Web Services API uses REST (REpresentational State Transfer), which builds web services that are lightweight, easy to maintain, and scalable.


You can sign up and try a free CDXGeoData account on


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of August 25.  There were 9 changes made to the U.S. database this month.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required. 


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".


As always we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.


The Team at CDX Technologies 

August 2017



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CDXGeoData Now Includes Geocoding and Routing Functions


Data Updates