Installing Global Geocoding Module Databases

International geocoding databases contain the data necessary to perform geocoding and reverse geocoding for locations outside the U.S.

Note: Do not install geocoding databases on a network drive. Doing so can cause performance problems.
  1. Download your licensed SPD files from the Pitney Bowes eStore using the link provided in the release announcement or welcome email.
  2. Place the .spd files in:


The SPD file is automatically extracted to:


Once the database has been extracted to the datastorage folder, it is installed and you can define it as a database resource using Management Console. Find more information about Management Console in the Administration Guide.

You can modify the Spectrum database installation process if needed:

  • You can change the location of the data import directory by altering the platform property in the <SpectrumLocation>/server/app/conf/ file.
  • You can change the location of the data storage folder by altering the property in the Data Manager settings section of the <SpectrumLocation>/server/app/conf/ file. Consider creating a storage folder outside of Spectrum so it will not be deleted when you uninstall Spectrum.
  • By default, the SPD files are deleted after the files are extracted or when Spectrum is uninstalled. However, you can archive SPD files by setting the property to "true" in the Data Manager settings section of the <SpectrumLocation>/server/app/conf/ file.
  • With any change to the properties files, you must stop and restart the Spectrum server.