Automatic geocoding

What is geocoding?

Geocoding is the computational process of transforming a physical address description to a location on the Earth's surface. Reverse geocoding, on the other hand, converts geographic coordinates to a description of a location, usually the name of a place or an addressable location. - Wikipedia.

Posterno has a built-in geocoder that automatically triggers when certain tasks are performed onto your website.

Resources usage:

Please note that geocoding makes use of your provider's data therefore it's tied to your account's limits. Make sure you keep an eye on your costs.

Data collected:

The geocoder within Posterno collects the following data:
  • Street number
  • Street name
  • City
  • State
  • Post code

All geocoded data is stored into your database within the post meta table with the key geocoded_data.

The "admin" geocoder:

When a listing has it's coordinates changed from within the admin panel, Posterno will automatically query the maps api of your chosen provider ( Google maps, etc.. ) and retrieve all the information related to the address of the coordinates. The geocoder triggers only when coordinates change.

Where is the data used?

Posterno does not display this data publicly on the frontend. Currently the geocoder is useful only when displaying geocoded data within listings schemas.