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SOT: Mining Geo data for a given area

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SOT: Mining Geo data for a given area

Hi,

I want to do a little project for a given region, and it requires that I obtain a street address and phone # for 1 or 2 people per square mile in that area.

I won't be contacting them, but feeding their data into a company website with SAS to determine if they offer services in that specific location.  The company won't publish their coverage area so I thought this is a slick way to build it up empirically.

I'm sure public data is available for folks with published numbers.  I just don't know where to go to get it, or convert lat/lon coordinates to a range of street addresses.

Can anyone more familiar with this type of data offer some guidance?

Thanks much!

--Ben

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Re: SOT: Mining Geo data for a given area

Where in the world are you? Smiley Happy The solution will vary a lot based on that.

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Re: SOT: Mining Geo data for a given area

Phoenix AZ alle American, you have the advantage of the most available prepared functions like geodist. SAS(R) 9.3 Functions and CALL Routines: Reference There must be Census data for the area (government data public free available). Just google wit those words.

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Re: SOT: Mining Geo data for a given area

Instead of Lat/long to street you may find it easier to go the other way. Proc Geocode will create street address level coordinates if you have all the right inputs.

Otherwise you may be looking for something in the SAS/GIS module.

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Re: SOT: Mining Geo data for a given area

411.com

I question the ethics...

Ignoring that, I'd probably try the name Jones in each ZIP code and pull address/phone. Not sure how the zips will correlate to the area that you're interested in though.

You may violate the terms of websites you use and then it will stop the URL calls/returns.

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