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Geocoding addresses in QGIS with MMQGIS, Tabula and LibreOffice.

Geocoding is basically the process that transforms street addresses into geographic coordinates, which can be further processed. Previously I've stayed away from geocoding in general as it seemed a complicated process, which requires large chunks of time and a lot of patience, especially when this process starts from a PDF file. However, sometimes this process is necessary. A recent tragic event in Bucharest, Romania made me reconsider this technique as I took into account the benefits of having a map representing the buildings classified as buildings exposed to seismic risk.…

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