Abstract: Geocoding is used in geographical information systems which converts an address into spatial data and associates the exact geographical coordinates for that address. Geocoding plays an important role in businesses which majorly rely on location data. The well-structured or standard addressing scheme across the country makes geocoding an easier task. This paper provides an overview of geocoding and how effectively it is if used in India.
Keywords: Geocoding, forward geocoding, reverse geocoding, addressing scheme in India, GIS, geographical co-ordinates