One of the most interesting technical challenges we face at Nestoria is geocoding (ie determining the location of a listing). The data we get to work with varies in quality from perfect to perfectly abysmal, and we’re trying to deal with it at high volume. Over the years we’ve developed several strategies to try to deal with this.
Last week my colleague Savio gave a talk at a university about our approach to geocoding. We’ve now posted the slides. If geo is your thing you’ll enjoy this talk. I’m trying to convince Savio or another member of the team to go into more detail of some of the tricks we use to geocode at a future #geomob.