Solve tough problems related to address matching, POI matching, address normalization, validation, deduplication, and entity resolution with Placekey — a free, universal identifier for physical places.
ADDRESS AND POI MATCHING
If you are drawing address and/or POI-oriented data from multiple different places, Placekey allows you to match them together easily. Placekey can act as an alternative to a spatial join, letting you join on the Placekey attribute. This significantly reduces the downsides of spatial joins - these include geocodes on top of each other in apartment buildings or offices, densely-placed geocodes in urban areas, and street-level versus rooftop-level geocodings.
By resolving messy input address formats, Placekey removes the need to first normalize your addresses and POIs when joining them with other data. The Placekey API ensures that the same place will receive the same Placekey, even if it is referenced using multiple names and/or address conventions.
ADDRESS AND POI DEDUPLICATION
Placekey can help you remove duplicate rows in your dataset, even if their address and POI formats differ. Just Placekey all of your rows and drop duplicates of the Placekey attribute.
EVALUATE ADDRESS DATA QUALITY
The Placekey API compares your address and POI data against multiple authoritative sources of truth in order to generate a unique Placekey for each place in your dataset. Overall data quality can be ascertained by appending Placekeys and looking at the match rate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Currently only fully supported for US, Canada, and the Netherlands-based Addresses and POIs.
For our complete documentation on the Placekey API, click here.
Utilize the Placekey API to help solve your Address/ POI Matching, Address Normalization, and Address/ POI Deduplication problems, all for free!