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{{Wikipedia|Geocoding}}
Geocoding is the process of converting addresses (like a street address) into geographic coordinates (like latitude and longitude). Reverse geocoding converts latitude and longitude into an address. You can use [[Woodford]] for geocoding user records according to their addresses – this means that the address information of the records can be translated into raw GPS data, which the mobile application needs to display records properly on the Map.

Resco uses a third-party tool, Bing Maps, for geocoding. To use the maps, you need a [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/bingmaps/getting-started/bing-maps-dev-center-help/getting-a-bing-maps-key Bing Maps Key].

== Retrieving data ==
# Select '''Geocoding''' from the '''Administration''' menu in [[Woodford]].
# Enter the Bing Map Key.
# Select an entity. Geocoding only makes sense for entities which include address information.
# Select which fields of the entity should be used as street, city, state, postal code, and country. For example, choose Address1_city as CITY, Address1_zip as POSTAL CODE, etc.
# Check '''Set additional street fields''' if the entity has multiple fields for street that you want to use. You can also set their order by adjusting the {1} {0} {2} string parameter (e.g. {2} {1} {0})
# As '''Latitude''' and '''Longitude''' select the fields where geographic coordinates should be saved.
# Click '''Fetch data'''.
# Check '''Find position by query''' if your data is incomplete, for example missing city. Bing will use a different algorithm to find the location.
# Optionally, use filter to limit the amount of fetched data.

== Working with records and saving changes ==

Do one of the following:
* Click '''Find Position''' to use address data of the records to find latitude and longitude.
* Click '''Find Address''' to use latitude and longitude for finding address data.

Once you have the records, you can filter them:
* All – shows all records
* New – shows records which received the GPS coordinates after geocoding and didn't have any prior GPS information (green color)
* Changed – shows records that had their GPS coordinates updated – they had GPS information prior to geocoding (blue color)
* Failed – records which have failed geocoding (red color)
* Empty Lat/Lon – records which had no GPS data prior to geocoding (red color)
* Modified - ?

To manually edit a record, use the detail view.
* Click the [i] button in a record to access the detail view.
* Here you can type location information, drag the pin on the map to correct GPS coordinates, or perform a manual search.
* If you want to keep your manual changes, select Location and/or Address and click Confirm.

When you are done with geocoding, click '''Save''' to save any changes.

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