Global Address Web Service – Updated Data & Feature Set for Great Britain

Melissa has made significant and extensive updates to our Global Address Web Service for Great Britain. This update represents a major improvement in quality and feature set.

We’ve added the following new datasets from Royal Mail® at no change in cost for our users:

  • Not Yet Build: Addresses in the planning or construction phase
  • Multiple Residence: Individual dwellings in multiple occupancy buildings that share a front door
  • BFPO: British forces personnel serving overseas

We have also incorporated a new geolocation source that will provide much more accurate rooftop points for Great Britain – data that is not available from Royal Mail.

Along with changes in our data, we have made changes in the Administrative Area field – a field that is not used in the mailing address – and will be following the Royal Mail Unitary Authority Name administrative county where available.

We are currently working on infrastructure to move Great Britain to a monthly update cycle and are working on the ability to expose additional UK elements like UDPRN/DeliveryPointSuffix.

For the full Global Address Web Service build history, visit our wiki here.

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