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The service provides lookup and validation of U.K. physical addresses for web applications that accept user input addresses. It compares data entered by a user against continually updated postcode address file (PAF) data from the British Royal Mail service, GeoData, and other authoritative sources of valid physical or delivery addresses. This validation improves delivery performance by ensuring that addresses provided by users actually exist and are correctly formatted. The same functions are available either as an installed product using local data or an interactive web service.

API methods support queries submitting character strings for a postcode and thoroughfare address as entered by the user and validate the address indicated, then return the correct version according to the Royal Mail or other recognized authorities. Where no exact match is found, the API returns an array of valid addresses nearest the entered location, allowing the application to perform further processing to select one of them.

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PostCoder: Highlights

Summary
U.K. physical address lookup and validation service
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
SOAP
Data Formats
XML
API home
http://www.alliescomputing.com/address-lookup ... 

PostCoder: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
WSDL
http://www.postcoderwebsoap.co.uk/websoap/web ...

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Yes, register account  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.postcoder.com/  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
HTTP Basic Authentication 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
www.postcoder.com/support 
Console URL
 

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