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The biggest problem with geocoding is that not all places have addresses. Especially in the developing/third world.

It also lacks a lot of things I normally link friends to in Google Maps. For example when giving directions I always link to the street view of the main entrance.

Geocoding is about turning a textual reference into a grid reference. Without some textual reference you can't geocode. The real problem is a lack of methods for expressing uncertainty from a known definite benchmark.

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