The TLD, or Top Level Domain is a two-letter standardized code that helps MetaLocator consistently identify the intended country of either a user's search term, or a location in your database regardless of language. This is used in geocoding, which is the process of translating free-form text into a latitude and longitude. The accuracy of the geocoding results of both your location data and user searches is essential to getting quality results from MetaLocator. A concise list of all TLDs can be found here. There are two key areas the TLD is used within MetaLocator:
- When geocoding your address data, also known as the Data TLD.
- When geocoding the user's search term, also known as the Search TLD.