Reverse Geocoding


Reverse geocoding is the process of converting geographic coordinates (such as latitude and longitude) into a human-readable address or other descriptive information. This is the opposite of "forward" geocoding, which converts addresses or other descriptive information into geographic coordinates.

With reverse geocoding, you can see the actual names of places on your maps instead of just numbers and letters. Imagine being able to see 'Delicious Curry House' or 'Gorgeous Tea Estate' on your map instead of just 'Latitude: 12.9716° N, Longitude: 77.5946° E'.

Reverse geocoding is commonly used in mapping and location-based services, such as when a user wants to see the address of a specific location on a map or when an app needs to provide directions to a specific address. The process involves using a database of geographic coordinates and their associated addresses, along with algorithms and other techniques, to match the coordinates to the closest matching address. The resulting address or other information can then be displayed on a map or used for other purposes.