How does the Route4Me geocoder and address validator work?
When you input addresses for the Route4Me system to optimize, we take those addresses and try to geocode them. Some addresses are very easy to geocode and have exact matches. However, there are sometimes addresses that may have an invalid street name and as a result, the Route4Me system tries to find all the possible valid alternatives to the initial confusing address. Our sophisticated validator checks our internal database as well as multiple outside geocoding databases in order to identify and geocode the address for you. Remember, without a geocoded address for each stop on your route, the route cannot be optimized because the mathematical optimization system needs to know where your destinations are located.