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GIS - Geocoding Addresses

Purpose: The GIS (Geographic Information System) module provides address validation and automatically populates political boundary fields like legislative districts based on valid, geocoded addresses.

Cost: $3,500 one time setup fee. Includes congressional district, state upper and lower districts (if the state legislature is not unicameral), and census tract. Contact us for specific pricing on additional boundary fields.

Batch validation and geocoding of existing addresses is $750 per year (cases opened on after 1/1/2012 would be 4 years ($3,000) in 2016, for example).

Enabling the GIS module adds additional features to the Address block in LegalServer (this module does not work with the Address Extended block):

* Address Validation. Addresses are validated using the USPS or comparable API.

* Geocoding addresses. After an address is validated, it is run against a geocoding database to get a specific geocode (longitude and latitude location), which is stored with the address. If a specific geocode cannot be determined, it is run against an external geocoding database to see if it can return a valid geocode. If that fails, it returns a message that the address is not geocoded.

* Boundary fields are set. If a geocode can be obtained for an address, congressional district and state upper and lower district political boundary fields are set. Additional boundary fields can be added at additional cost if valid geocoded "shape" files are available.
Sample screenshot of the Address block with GIS enabled: