Miami-Dade Address Search
An address identifies and
describes a specific geographic location and can be attached to many types of features,
such as buildings, landmarks, and streets. The
Master Address Repository System (MARS) is a
system that is built on and distributed
’s enterprise information technology infrastructure. The MARS adheres to United
States Postal Service (USPS) addressing standards and consists of Geographic
(GIS) data, applications and Web services.
The objectives of the MARS
To maintain a repository that is real time and contains 99% (+/-1% ) of all
valid addresses, address ranges, and intersections.
To evolve our enterprise application maintenance tool, so that it is capable of
supporting data input from external sources such as County agencies, municipalities,
To continue to provide an enterprise system that is capable of allowing all County agencies to
standardize, format, verify, and/or spatially enable their databases with accurate
addresses for their business purposes.
To meet the above objectives
the Enterprise Technology Services Department (ETSD)
adopted addressing standards,
designed a Geodatabase model, developed maintenance and batch applications, and
developed WEB Services. All of which
are demonstrated in this Miami-Dade Address Search application.
MARS is currently maintained by the GIS Technical Support Group (ETSD).
To learn how to access and/or interface with MARS please contact the
GIS Technical Support Group.