CDXZipStream templates that have the option to use
Bing Maps as the source of mapping data have been updated to allow
greater variance in interpreting address data. The advantage is
that non-standard abbreviations and spelling are much less likely to
result in a "Not found" location. The following
templates were updated:
Geocoding Template: Gets
latitude and longitude for a list of addresses. Works with Bing Maps
or Microsoft MapPoint.
Census Tract FIPS Code Template:
Obtains block and census tract FIPS codes for an address list.
FIPS codes are used to obtain data from the census tract demographics
feed of CDXZipStream. Works with Bing Maps and Microsoft MapPoint.
Location Data Template:
Gets detailed data for a list of addresses. Data includes ZIP
or postal code, street, city, state, county, country, latitude,
longitude and best match address. Works with Bing Maps and Microsoft
Geocode and Sort by Distance Template:
Sorts an address list by distance from a target address.
Geocodes each address to calculate straight line distances. Works
with Bing Maps or Microsoft MapPoint.
Geographic Access Analysis Template:
Geocodes address lists, then sorts these locations according to
their straight-line distance to a selected target. Also creates a
report showing the closest locations for multiple targets. Works with
Bing Maps or Microsoft MapPoint.
The templates can be downloaded from the templates
area of the website. All are free except for the
"Geographic Access Analysis Template" which can be
purchased for $149.95. All templates require the CDXZipStream
Bing or higher version, and the free templates are also compatible
with the CDXZipStream free trial.