AddressBase™ products

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Ordnance Survey recently launched the new spatial address products, derived from the single spatial address database: AddressBase™ AddressBase™ Plus and AddressBase™ Premium.

For the very first time, a core address database has been created from a number of sources - including local authorities, Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail PAF information, to produce one definitive source for spatial address products. A major benefit of the new product range is that the information has been collected and verified at a local level.

Data from GeoPlace is provided to Ordnance Survey enabling it to create the range of AddressBase™ products for England and Wales, providing one definitive source of publicly-owned spatial address data.

Ordnance Survey is responsible for the product management, sales, marketing and distribution of AddressBase™ products both directly and through its partners.

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AddressBase Premium™ - Provides the most detailed view of an address and its lifecycle. It contains all the AddressBase Plus information and functionalities. But the real benefit of this product is that it provides a range of information relating to an address or property from creation to retirement or demolition. It contains local authority, Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail addresses structured in a relational database model. The product is based around the UPRN, the current (approved) addresses; and alternatives for current addresses (reflecting the changes in addresses); provisional addresses (proposed planning developments) and historic information for addresses (including historic alternatives) where available.

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AddressBase Plus™ - Contains current properties and addresses sourced from local authorities, Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail matched to the UPRN and structured in a flat file model. It has more records than AddressBase as it includes objects without postal addresses, such as subdivided properties, places of worship and community centre's. It also enables you to locate an address or property on a map, by cross referencing the information with OS MasterMap products via the OS MasterMap Topography Layer and Integrated Transport Network (ITN) Layer Topographic Identifiers (TOIDs).

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AddressBase™ - Contains Royal Mail PAF addresses (25.2 Million for England and Wales), both commercial and residential matched to the local authority Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and structured in a flat file model. You will be able to link additional information about a property to a single address. It also provides an enhancement to the Royal Mail PAF data by assigning an X and Y coordinate to every address, allowing you to place it precisely on a large scale map.

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The marketing and distribution of these products is managed by Ordnance Survey. For further information, please contact Ordnance Survey’s helpdesk:

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AddressBase products

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AddressBase products technical frequently asked questions

Addressbase products user guide

AddressBase Premium GML – technical specification

AddressBase Premium CSV – technical specification

AddressBase Plus GML – technical specification

AddressBase Plus CSV – technical specification

AddressBase CSV – technical specification

AddressBase change only updates

Applying AddressBase change only updates

AddressBase epoch dates

AddressBase release notes and tables

AddressBase case studies