The AddressBase® product family combines the best elements of addressing products from three leading address data providers - Local government, Ordnance Survey and the Royal Mail.
- Small scale - national
AddressBase takes the most valuable elements from local government’s National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), Ordnance Survey’s OS MasterMap Address Layer 2, the Royal Mail Postcode Address File (PAF), and The Valuation Office Agency.
We make this available to customers in the following three products:
Each AddressBase product has been designed to meet specific market needs, however the following key features are consistent across all three products. These are as follows:
- the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) - allowing you to cross reference data easily
- geospatial coordinates - allowing you to understand the location of an address in a geographic context
- the Royal Mail Postal Address File (PAF) with corresponding unique identifier (UDPRN) - allowing you to determine the use of an address (residential or commercial)
Who brings this data together?
This data is brought together by GeoPlace, a joint venture between Ordnance Survey and the Local Government Association, within the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure.
How can this help my organisation?
For commercial organisations AddressBase provides the link between postal addresses and the UPRN as a means to locate and uniquely reference customers and assets to enable business growth, gain competitive advantage and reduce operational costs. For Government organisations the UPRN is an underpinning linking mechanism that removes error in data exchange and communication, supports citizen service improvement and delivers efficiency gains in operational processes.
Find out more about individual products in the sections below.