|“||a function of a geographic information system (GIS) that determines a physical location based on an address.||”|
|“||the conversion of spatial information into computer-readable form. As such, geocoding, both the process and the concepts involved, determines the type, scale, accuracy, and precision of digital maps.||”|
|“||[the] assignment of alphanumeric codes or coordinates to geographically referenced data. Examples include the two-letter country codes, or the coordinates of a residence computed from its address. The end result is spatial data that can be displayed as features on a map.||”|
|“||[t]he process of associating geographic coordinates or grid cell identifiers to data, points, lines, and shapes.||”|
- U.S. Census Bureau, Glossary (full-text).
- Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): An Overview for Congress, at 3.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency, Glossary of Terms 14 (full-text).