Geocoders for Location Resolution

Understand by example why we should not rely solely on geocoders for location resolution tasks.

Below, we share OSM data in the geocode-restaurants.json file under their generous Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). See the course’s Glossary in the “Appendix” section for attribution.

We use the restaurants dataset as SK’s customer base. But restaurants are also locations, also called amenities, in OSM. So, why not simply use a geocoder to resolve our records? Let’s try.

Geocoding using Geoapify

We have geocoded the restaurants dataset using GeoapifyIt is a commercial API for geocoding that also offers a generous free plan.’s batch endpoint. Learners can get a free API key and run the following lines if they want to try it themselves:

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