A geocoder that relies on offline TIGER/Line data useful for geocoding private health information.

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Note that you can call an older version of the geocoder by specifying its version number in the docker tag

Version 3.0

Version 2.3

Version 2.2


Input address data formatting

DeGAUSS example call

If my_address_file.csv is a file in the current working directory with an address column named address, then

docker run --rm -v $PWD:/tmp degauss/geocoder:3.0.1 my_address_file.csv

will produce my_address_file_geocoded_v3.0.csv with added columns including lat, lon, and geocoding diagnostic information.

Note: If you are using a Windows machine to run Docker, please review this page for Windows-specific changes that likely need to be made to successfully use DeGAUSS. You can ignore this if you are using macOS or linux.

Interpreting geocoding results

The geocoder’s output file includes the following columns:

Missing geocoding results

DeGAUSS details

For detailed documentation on DeGAUSS, including general usage and installation, please see the DeGAUSS homepage.