Addressing Data Deep Dive

March 8, 2017

March 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Campbell Hall Room 220C, Bayly Drive, Charlottesville

Smart Cville will be hosting an Addressing Deep Dive at 7:00 PM on Thursday, 28 March. The deep dive will be hosted at UVA’s Campbell Hall Room 220C, located on Bayly Dr Charlottesville, VA 22903. Deep Dives are unique events combining presentations by local experts with hands-on activities. This would be very useful to anyone working with addresses in datasets. Since most area based datasets contain addresses, it is important for anyone analyzing those types of datasets to understand how to geocode, map and use the data. This data deep dive will provide an understanding of how addressing works and an introductory lesson to mapping address based data.

Street addresses are the primary way we identify businesses and residences and this session will give you a thorough understanding of addressing in Charlottesville along with a hands-on session geocoding a list of Charlottesville addresses.

Pam Murray (GIS Technician, Neighborhood Development Services, City of Charlottesville) will review street addressing in Charlottesville. She will discuss the components of an address, addressing standards (including relationships with US Postal Service and E911), the process for assigning addresses, and unusual addressing issues.

Doug Caldwell (Geospatial Analyst, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center) will lead a hands-on session geocoding an address list of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Buildings in Charlottesville. This will be done using the free capabilities of ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based geographic information service. For more information on ArcGIS Online, go to

Before the Deep Dive

To participate in the hands-on section, please do the following before event.

1) Sign up for an ArcGIS Online Developer account. Instructions can be found in GettingStartedWithArcGISOnline.pdf.

2) Complete the tutorial at This will familiarize you with the basics of using ArcGIS Online.

3) Download the LEED Certified Buildings file from here. We will use this file in the hands-on exercise.

At the Deep Dive

The notes for the event exercise are found in AddressMatching.pdf.


If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form below!

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.