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dynamiczip:glossary:geocode

Geocode

A geocode is a numeric representation of a geographic location.

In Build 74.0 DynamicZip uses the FIPS Codes available from the United States Board on Geographic Names as provided by Kamp-Data, Inc. The FIPS Codes are imported from the FipsCodes.txt File. Prior to this build, they were imported from the Rate & Boundary Database.

FIPS Codes are stored in the DZ Geocode Master table. The primary purpose of these records is to resolve multiple spellings of a single place name to its preferred spelling.

A geocode is a combination of FIPS Codes in the following format:

  • 1122233333
    • 11 = The state FIPS Code
    • 222 = The county FIPS Code
    • 33333 = The city FIPS Code.

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dynamiczip/glossary/geocode.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/04 18:05 by chuck