Meaning of geocode in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒiːə(ʊ)kəʊd/


[with object]
  • Provide geographical coordinates corresponding to (a location)

    ‘participants' residential addresses were geocoded, enabling individual survey data to be linked with data on land use’
    • ‘only about 70 per cent of addresses were of a standard that would allow geocoding’
    • ‘It will be possible to use data from national bases on geographic sources of pollution thanks to geocoding of the dwellings concerned.’
    • ‘Geocoding of residential addresses provided more accurate assessment of potential environmental exposure to NOA at the individual level than methods using less precise geographic classification.’
    • ‘The additional functionality will be supplied by features such as geographic analysis tools, geocoding, and latitude and longitude input capability.’
    • ‘The update added the ability to find the city and country where a photo was taken through reverse geocoding.’
    • ‘Finally, full-text geocoding attempts to identify, disambiguate, and convert textual geographic references to geographic coordinates.’
    • ‘Of the seventy-three known brownfield sites geocoded, eighteen are vulnerable.’
    • ‘They say that currently only 4 % of Tweets are geocoded.’
    • ‘Any geocoded data can be mapped.’
    • ‘The application allows users to geocode images, or link digital images to the location where they were taken.’
    • ‘He updates his site once a day with the latest arrest records, then geocodes them and shows you where they happened.’


  • A set of geographical coordinates corresponding to a location.

    ‘the calculation is made based upon the geocode for every zip code in the Hudson Valley’
    • ‘Items in the file consist of the time and data group, the source, destination, airline, and flight number, a GeoRSS Line tag with the source and destination geocodes, and the current time and date in the pubDate field.’
    • ‘Among these, 93% of geocodes were completed at a house or street level (the most precise).’
    • ‘Geocode and school data are available by contract.’
    • ‘The permalink could follow a standard, where the creator is the author of the post, the place is a geocode of the creator's location and the time is the time of the post.’
    • ‘Because flowering plants vary from region to region and bees rarely stray far from the hive, the pollen print provides a sort of geocode.’
    • ‘The technology provided customers with real-time visibility of the field force and customers' shipments down to the exact geocode.’
    • ‘Don't you need at least 3 satellites overhead to calculate a geocode?’
    • ‘Geocodes can be beneficial to any business which uses or manages address information in any way.’
    • ‘Online mapping systems have often been challenged with translating street addresses into the geocodes and pinpointing the locations on maps.’
    • ‘The centerpoints of buildings could be used, as well as front-door entrances, when computing location geocodes or when calculating driving directions.’