One of the newer features (GeoCoder Transform) of the Data Quality toolset is Geocoding. Geocoding assigns latitude and longitude coordinates to an address or postal code, while reverse geocoding translates latitude and longitude coordinates into a specific address or set of addresses. This conversion is done by the transform using the GeoCode Directories. Geocode, or GEO, directories are binary, reference data files that can also be downloaded from the SAP Service Marketplace by licensing customers and uploaded to their SAP servers
Just like the Address Directories, you have annual subscriptions to these Geocode directories. The cost of Geocode directories for the USA is currently $12,840.00 (1 server) and this differs for each country. To get the latest cost and the cost of the Geocode directories for other countries, click here.
The Geocode Lat/Long information can be extremely helpful when working extensively with Visualizations. With Geocoding and reverse geocoding, your business can conduct geospatial analysis to find hidden geographical trends and make better decisions about logistics, distribution, sales, and fulfillment. In addition, you can use this enriched location data and analysis to support asset and sensor-based automation as part of your IoT innovation efforts.