City of Plano - Soundex Web Application


Launch Application

Screens shots of the Soundex System.

The Soundex program was created for the City of Plano by the Plano GIS group to find like sounding street names. There are two sources of data that the Soundex searches against:
     • Street names currently in use from the GIS SDE table MasterStreetName.
     • Vetted street names approved by the Plano Fire, Police, and 911 communications from the SDE table VettedStreetNames.

The Soundex uses both the Double Metaphone and Levenshtien Distance comparison for finding like sounding street names. This program was developed and intended as a research tool and should not be solely relied upon as a method of discovering like sounding street names.