Eircode is Ireland’s postcode system launched in July 2015. It enables people and businesses to find every address in Ireland quickly and efficiently.
Over 35% of addresses in Ireland share their address with at least one other property, making it difficult for those delivering goods and services to accurately identify the location of an address. Eircode has been designed specifically to overcome this problem. Unlike other countries where postcodes define a cluster or group of addresses, a unique Eircode is assigned to each residential and business address. This provides a number of benefits for householders, businesses and public services. Having an Eircode, removes the hassle and mistakes out of finding addresses in Ireland.
Eircode brings many benefits, including:
- Allow delivery and service companies to accurately identify addresses so your deliveries get to the right location
- Make it quicker and easier for emergency services to locate addresses
- Make it quicker and easier to shop online
- Help to develop business in Ireland
- Facilitate better planning and delivery of public services
There are two data Eircode products which may be licensed:
- ECAF (Eircode Address File) is the base reference data containing all 2.2 million address points with their Eircode and USP Postal Address
- ECAD incorporating ECAF (Eircode Address Database) contains additional data for each address such as alias address information, geo-coordinates and other data including but not limited to boundary data and building information. The purchase of the ECAF is a prerequisite for purchase of the ECAD
Note: Neither the ECAF nor ECAD contain the names of private individuals, personal or personalised data as defined in the Irish Data Protection Act 1998 and 2003.
When you purchase an annual licence to use the ECAF and/or ECAD from Europa Technologies you will receive a complete edition of your chosen files, followed by three quarterly updates.
- Address level geocoding
- Utility asset management
- Customer analysis
- Delivery routing
- Insurance claims management
- Public Safety
Our Added Value
By purchasing Eircode from Europa Technologies, you will automatically receive the following benefits, usually charged additionally by many of our competitors:
- Free Data Life Support – any questions or issues with the product during the licence period, just ask!
- Broad range of formats available – In addition to the standard supply format, we can supply Eircode data in commonly used formats such as MapInfo TAB, Esri GeoDatabase / Shapefile and others.
- Expert advice from an authorised Eircode Provider.
Eircode data is available through AddressCloud – an address matching and geocoding service. AddressCloud employs innovative search technology and the latest cloud computing architecture to deliver lightning-fast performance and high availability
viaEuropa Hosted Map Service
Europa Technologies can also visualise Eircode data as digital maps. Our award-winning viaEuropa service delivers Eircode data as overlay-style map tiles for consumption within many mapping applications and APIs.
For further information or to request a quotation, please contact our experienced data consultants who will be happy to help you.
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