Hi, we're Michele and Mathias Hansen. We started Geocodio in 2014 because we believe you should be able to get your geocoding done fast, affordably, and easily.
Geocoding shouldn't be complicated...or time-consuming...or expensive...or require you to have a degree in GIS to figure out how to work the software.
We know that coordinates or addresses aren't stamps. You aren't collecting them for the fun of it. You need geocoding because you need to do something else that you can only do if you have the coordinates: make a map, find someone's Congressional district, or see what the timezone is. Or you might have coordinates, and need them turned into addresses because coordinates aren't exactly human-readable.
We know first-hand how frustrating it can be to work with location data, and how most services out there don't make it easy to get the data you need. We created Geocodio because it was a service we needed ourselves, and that customer-first perspective is something that informs all of our decisions.
We believe in being active partners with our customers. That's why you'll get emails from us directly, asking about your experience. It's also why you'll get one of the founders when you reach out for support. We actively want to hear your ideas for how we can improve.
We believe in GIS for non-GIS people. Many services out there require a high level of technical skill and a lot of time to figure out how to use them to the point where only people with GIS degrees know how to use them. Or, they're so expensive that only organizations with a full-time GIS analyst can justify the cost. We believe that geographic data is a crucial and revelatory piece of information for businesses and organizations of all sizes, and that it should be accessible to all.
We believe in making it easy for you to get the data you need, and then getting out of your way. We work to make our software as easy to use as possible, whether you're a developer and want a nice and simple API, or have a spreadsheet. We think you should be able to get the data you need all in one place -- in one format, with one set of terms, with one price. And after you get the data, we don't impose any restrictions on how you use it. Unlike most services, we're not going to stand over your shoulder and slap a bunch of restrictions on how you use it: whether that's limiting which maps you use it with or whether you can store it. That's a pain. We are here to make things easier for you.
We might be a tech company, but we have old-fashioned values. We're a company that has been funded by our customers from day one, and without our customers, we wouldn't have a company. We have no outside investors or loans. This means we're accountable to you, our customers, not a board of directors or a bank. This means that we can treat you fairly and honestly. You're not going to see us jack up prices 10x overnight to meet profit targets or shut down overnight because we got acquired. We're here to stay.