How to parse and standardize addresses

How to parse and standardize addresses

With Geocodio, you can parse and standardize addresses.

When you submit any US or Canadian address to Geocodio for geocoding, we will also return a standardized, parsed address that is split into its primary components: street number and street name, city, county, state, and postal code.*

When you submit latitude/longitude pairs for conversion into addresses, we will return them in a parsed and standardized format.

Address parsing and standardization is included by default with our results for no additional charge.

There are two ways we can parse addresses for you:

  • From a spreadsheet or list
  • Programmatically via API

How to parse addresses in a spreadsheet

You can use our upload tool to parse and standardize addresses that are in a spreadsheet or list format. Addresses can be in one column or in separate columns.

We suggest cleaning your list before geocoding:

  • If your addresses are in multiple columns (as below), make sure your list or spreadsheet has headers corresponding to the different address components
  • Clearly mark countries, if applicable. Canadian addresses must be accompanied by a country column stating "Canada"

After going through the upload process, we'll return a downloadable CSV with your results. The results will look like this:

Submitted (one column):

Submitted (multiple columns):

Geocoded and parsed results:

How to parse addresses via API

You can also parse and standardize addresses via API. This is useful if you want to integrate address parsing directly into your app, CRM, or database.

For example, given 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, Geocodio will return:

You can test this out yourself in your browser now. Creating an API key is free and you can test up to 2,500 lookups per day (no credit card required).

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You can see more details on how to integrate address parsing in our documentation.

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Cost of address parsing and standardization

Address parsing and standardization is included by default with our results for no additional charge.

You can use our pricing calculator to estimate how much you'll be charged and, if you're planning to upload a list, how long the upload process will take.

You'll be charged via credit card for your usage on the first of the following month. Volume discounts will be applied at the time of payment based on your usage for the entire calendar month.

Notes

*For licensing reasons, we only support postal codes for the US, and we do not support ZIP+4. If you submit addresses with ZIP+4, we will strip the +4 from the results. We return partial postal codes for Canada as the full postal codes are proprietary to Canada Post.

If you need global address parsing, we suggest using Libpostal.

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