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OS Match & Cleanse API

 

 

Improve efficiency, guarantee accuracy and reduce costs. With OS Match & Cleanse API, you’ll have instant, reliable search results to make deduping and cleansing address data easier for your business. 

 


 

Plan Options

 

Free trial

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It's free to evaluate OS APIs for your internal business use or to develop products and services prior to commercialisation. 

 

 

 

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Get started using OS APIs straight away without  needing to hold an existing OS data licence. Premium Service plans are for 12 months, paid in advance.

 

 

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Premium

 

2,000  Transactions

100,000 Transactions

500,000 Transactions

1,000,000 Transactions

5,000,000 Transactions

10,000,000 Transactions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free - two months

£3,410

£14,950

£28,900

£137,000

£229,500

2,000 Transactions / 60 days
100,000 Transactions / year
500,000 Transactions / year
1,000,000 Transactions / year
5,000,000 Transactions / year
10,000,000 Transactions / year
You can license this data free to evaluate it for your internal business use or to develop products and services prior to commercialisation. 
Prices effective from 01/07/2018
 
Internal Business Use 
Premium plans are designed for internal business use only. 
 
Creating products or services
To distribute or to use OS Places API in your own products and services, choose our OS Places API plans for Existing Data Licensees.
 
Public Sector Mapping Agreements
Members of Public Sector Mapping Agreements should use our OS Places API plans for Existing Data Licensees

 

Match

 

With OS Places API powering OS Match & Cleanse, you’ll have instant, reliable search results to make deduping and cleansing address data easier for your business. 

 

It's a RESTful web service, which is easy to integrate, and because you're not locked in to Ordnance Survey - you're free to use our APIs with other provider's services (subject to third party terms and conditions).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleanse

 

Improve efficiency, guarantee accuracy and reduce costs throughout. Use postcodes and UPRNs or text strings to identify and match your targets – get information about residential and commercial properties quickly and easily.

 

40 million adresses

 

Specification

Availability

99.9% uptime (See Service Levels and Maintenance as defined in our Terms of Service)

Output formats

JSON and XML (Full technical documentation)

Data update frequency

Every six weeks

Geographical coverage

Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

You may be a large business, looking for APIs to integrate with your own GIS. Perhaps you’re an independent developer who wants to create a new web or mobile app. Either way, you’re welcome to trial all three features of the OS Places API free of charge. All we ask is that you don’t go over 10,000 transactions (combined, across all three features).

Register to start a free trial.

Improve efficiency, guarantee accuracy and reduce costs. With OS Match & Cleanse API, you’ll have instant, reliable search results to make deduping and cleansing address data easier for your business.

 

For customer data managers, the address matching and cleansing tools in OS Match & Cleanse API let you build trust in your information. They make it simple to correct errors from misheard phone calls, for example, so you get fewer duplicate records.

 

Use postcodes and UPRNs or text strings to identify and match your targets – get information about residential and commercial properties quickly and easily.

OS Match and Cleanse API derives data from our AddressBase Premium dataset – Great Britain’s most detailed view of addresses and their life cycles, including everything from planning to creation to change of use and demolition.

 

AddressBase itself contains local authority, Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail addresses, current and alternative addresses, provisional addresses (still in the planning stage) and historic information too, where it’s available. It also includes Objects Without Postal Addresses (OWPAs) and cross references to the OS MasterMap TOIDs, as well as:

 

  • Up to date cross references to our large-scale data, such as OS MasterMap Topography Layer and Integrated Transport Network Layer via the TOID – but also references to objects that don’t have postal addresses, as well as coordinates that have been verified via our surveyors.

 

  • Data from the Local Land and Property Gazetteer and One Scotland Gazetteer, which includes information captured under statutory obligation through the SNN process.

 

  • The Royal Mail’s data, providing a Postcode Address File (PAF) containing the UDPRN and the delivery point address record.

 

  • The Valuation Office Agency, which provides cross references to council tax and non-domestic rates data.

OS Match and Cleanse API won’t find general areas (such as ‘forest’), or perform bulk address matches in its off-the-shelf form. However, if bulk matching could be useful to you, please let us know.

 

OS Match and Cleanse is a RESTful API, returning queries in either XML or JSON. The ‘match’ tool is for granular matching and cleansing of existing address databases. There’s no need for any database management of AddressBase Premium itself.

 

The OS Match and Cleanse API accesses details of addresses in Northern Ireland, but these have a few unique characteristics due to not being derived from Address Base Premium. Addresses within Northern Ireland will not have a UPRN or status, and coordinates will be ‘0.0’ due to falling outside of the British National Grid.

At the OS APIs developer hub you'll find comprehensive guides, documentation and code snippets to help you start working with OS Match & Cleanse API as quickly as possible.

 

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