United States — 'M' Precision Code Descriptions - 23.1

Spectrum Global Geocoding Guide

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Spectrum Global Geocoding Guide
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The following table provides 'M' precision code descriptions for the USA.

Precision Code Description
Street level geocoded candidates with more than one match candidates return a Precision Code beginning with the letter M. The second character in the code indicates the positional accuracy of the resulting point for the geocoded record.
M1 Multiple matches, point located at ZIP Code centroid.
M2 Multiple matches, point located at ZIP + 2 centroid.
M3 Multiple matches, point located at ZIP + 4® centroid.
M4 Multiple matches, point located at the center of a shape point path (shape points define the shape of the street polyline).
M5 Multiple matches, point located at a street address position (highest accuracy available).
M6 Multiple matches, point located at point ZIP location.
M8 Multiple matches, point located at parcel centroid.
MX Multiple matches, point located at street intersection.
M0 Multiple matches, however, no coordinates are available (this is a very rare occurrence).
S0 Single match, however, no coordinates are available (this is a very rare occurrence).