- What is geocoding?
Excellent question! Geocoding is the process of using address information (like street name, postal code, etc…) to find latitude/longitude coordinates so we know how to place points on maps. For more information, see our section on Importing & Geocoding.
- Does SpatialKey geocode non-U.S. addresses?
SpatialKey supports the geocoding of addresses for over 150 different countries. Additionally you can import data that includes latitude and longitude for any location in the world. Non-U.S geocoding is a premium feature – if you would like this enabled for your organization, please contact us.
- Can SpatialKey work with real-time data?
SpatialKey addresses most of the requests we get for “real-time” daily or even hourly updates. If you need updates more frequently than that and are working with large data instances please send us a description of your use scenario and we’ll let you know whether SpatialKey can meet your needs.
- Does SpatialKey allow me to import shapefiles?
Shapefiles can be imported into SpatialKey. Guidelines for this process are provided in Importing Shapefiles.
- Does SpatialKey interface with ArcGIS?
Users can import shapefiles, which can be exported by ArcGIS and other environments, but currently there is no service-level integration. We are interested in customer feedback on this topic, so please contact us with your thoughts.