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Matching and cleansing

OS Places services

Maintaining an accurate view of customer addresses puts the trust back into your data warehouse. It’s one of the most important assets to keep up-to-date, but this can mean quite a lot of effort.

With OS Places, you can significantly restore the quality of customer contact information – automatically.

When parts of an address are missing, OS Places puts them back. Take these incomplete entries, for example:

BUILDING_NUMBER COMPANY_NAME STREET_NAME AREA POST_TOWN POSTCODE
4

ADANAC DRIVE

SOUTHAMPTON

SO160AS

4Ordnance Survey

ADANAC DRIVE

NURSLING

OS Places populates the full entry:

BUILDING_NUMBER COMPANY_NAME STREET_NAME AREA POST_TOWN POSTCODE
4Ordnance SurveyADANAC DRIVENURSLINGSOUTHAMPTONSO160AS

When parts of an address are inaccurate, OS Places fixes it.

Take these incorrect entries:

BUILDING_NUMBER COMPANY_NAME STREET_NAME AREA POST_TOWN POSTCODE
28 ABBOTTS CLOSELUDGERSHALLANDOVERSP11 9PQ
9 GRAMPIAN WAYALTONLOWESTOFTNR32 3ER

OS Places corrects them to:

BUILDING_NUMBER COMPANY_NAME STREET_NAME AREA POST_TOWN POSTCODE
28 ABBATT CLOSELUDGERSHALLANDOVERSP11 9PQ
9 GRAMPIAN WAYOULTONLOWESTOFTNR32 3EP

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