OS AddressBase

Adding Location Intelligence to the Royal Mail PAF database

As the entry-level addressing product from Ordnance Survey, AddressBase matches the 28 million Royal Mail postal address file records to local authority unique property reference numbers (UPRN), bringing a geographical dimension to the matched records. Identify a property and locate it on a map with precision – using the coordinates assigned to the Royal Mail PAF database.

OS AddressBase

OS AddressBase

AddressBase provides a current view of addresses matched between the LLPGs (England and Wales), CAGs (Scotland) and Royal Mail PAF® data. The product provides Royal Mail attribution as well as enhancing PAF with X & Y coordinates on the British National Grid and ETRS89 coordinate reference system, and also providing a primary level classification.

This product will provide you with a single view of an address and allow you to carry out primary analysis. You could also locate this address on a map to give you a geographic view. OS AddressBase is provided on a six week update cycle.

Data Enrichment with UPRN

OS AddressBase can be used in any application which requires the precise location of an address. It can also be used to enrich records in your data with Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN).  UPRNs allows different databases to be connected based on a unique frame of reference – location.

Adding the UPRN to databases can help make deeper sense of data once it’s all linked together.  Every property in Great Britain has a UPRN, and OS AddressBase adds a precise location. This accurate and consistent reference system links people across multiple services, enabling data analytics and unlocking predictive insights that can underpin policy making.

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Product Benefits

OS AddressBase offers a valuable range of benefits to your organisation:

  • Reduces the effort of maintaining address information across multiple departments
  • Facilitates data-sharing between multiple organisations and departmental systems
  • Connectivity – with the UPRN as the key identifier for a property/address systems can share information without the need for multiple matching processes needing to be in place

Documentation & Resources

As part of our support for OS AddressBase, we provide a full, up-to-date library of documentation and resources, including product guides and technical specifications.

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Documentation & Resources

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OS AddressBase Plus

OS AddressBase Plus

Along with Royal Mail PAF data, AddressBase Plus gives you up-to-date local authority addresses, multi-occupancy addresses and OS MasterMap TOID references. Accuracy is guaranteed with address information sourced from 380 local authorities across Great Britain, Ordnance Survey large-scale mapping, Royal Mail and the Valuation Office Agency.

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OSNI Pointer

Pointer is the address database for Northern Ireland and the standard address for every property. Land & Property Services (LPS) maintains the database with help from local councils and Royal Mail.

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Our Added Value

By licensing OS map data products through 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 – Ordnance Survey supply their products in limited formats but we can convert into all common GIS formats such as MapInfo TAB, Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase and others.
  • Expert advice from an award-winning Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner and Ordnance Survey Accredited Consultant.

If you have a requirement for Ordnance Survey data, or are an existing licence holder and are considering a new supplier, please contact us.

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How can we help you?

If you have any questions about OS AddressBase or would like to place an order, please contact one of our experienced consultants who will be happy to help you.