California, USA, 24 April 2006: SRC, a developer of geographic business intelligence software, has released its Explorer geocoder technology to the open source community. SRC’s Explorer is the industry’s first open sourced geocoder that is data and country independent, enabling developers to integrate digital address databases in any country to support geocoding processes.
By open sourcing Explorer, SRC continues to further the expectation from business leaders that business intelligence tools will provide their organizations with immediate, revenue generating opportunities via a content neutral environment.
A database process that assigns latitude and longitude coordinates to any geographic address or intersection; SRC’s Explorer combines its geocoding library with free US Census Bureau’s TIGER address coding guide. TIGER data, compiled of street names, address ranges and intersections coordinates, joined together with Explorer enables companies to immediately accomplish business development and customer services goals such as enhancing Website functionality for customers, locating customer’s with greater efficiency, generating intelligence on customers and pairing Customer Data with TIGER.