Understanding the Geolocation System Message

Understanding the Geolocation System Message

For steps on how to view the Geolocation System Message, read "How to Understand the Geolocation in Item View"

The system message for geolocation items is generated by ESI Analyst to give key information on that item.
  1. Address returned via lookup – The physical address returned based upon the coordinates, IP address, or address provided
  2. Address lookup confidence level – This is the confidence level of the lookup's accuracy
  3. Level reported via lookup - This is the precision level of the address lookup

Geolocation of items is based upon the coordinates, address or IP address provided and may not be accurate to a precise level. ESI Analyst provides feedback mechanisms for the accuracy based upon 3rd party APIs. These APIs may be subject to change, update and/or variance depending upon the date the lookup was performed. 

    • Related Articles

    • How to Understand the Geolocation in Item View

      To see geolocation in item view, first click on "Review Project Metadata" in the "Review and Analysis" section of the project dashboard. In the filters box to the left, click on Type, and then select Geolocation. From the Chronological Item List, ...
    • Geolocation Overview and Navigation

      Navigation To navigate to the geolocation map, click on "Analysis Tools" in the "Review and Analysis" section of the project dashboard. Then hover over the Geolocation Map Points tool. Once you see the tool turn gray and display a chain-link, click ...
    • Search Options for Geolocation Items

      Sometimes, it may be needed to search an address (or IP address locations) and see where an actor was on a certain date. If this data was loaded to ESI Analyst, it is searchable.  You can search geolocation items by device and address. You can also ...
    • Understanding Deduplication Options

      ESI Analyst offers multiple options for removal of duplicates (deduplication) from data that will aid with paring down data sets to a manageable population. However, there are instances where you may not want to deduplicate at a global level. Here is ...
    • Reviewing Geolocation Data on a Map

      During an investigation it may be helpful to see where certain people were either in a specific date range or across the entire timeframe of the data on a physical map. All geolocation data whether it is from latitude/longitude, physical address or ...