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United Kingdom
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The economic value of Royal Mail's postcode address dataset, PAF®, was recently valued at approximately £1.3bn per annum.
Brazil
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In 2010, IGBE (The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) launched a fully geo-coded address file for Brazil containing 78m records.
Italy
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In 2009, Poste Italiane started a programme to develop its postcode address dataset. Its CAP Street File now incorporates delivery-point data from 509 large towns and cities and continues to grow.
Russia
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In the last 3 years, Russia has taken radical approaches to deliver a definitive national geo-spatial address dataset. In 2011, the government introduced a new standard address format for the entire country.
Netherlands
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In February 2012, Post NL made its postcode data free at the point of use for everyone.
Denmark
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Denmark has been leading the Open Data agenda for more than a decade. The Danish Buildings and Dwellings Register, a comprehensive database comprising of 749 data elements, was made free to access for everyone in 2002.
France
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La Poste SNA’s expert address centres are dedicated to collating, collecting and standardising all address intelligence received from both local town councils and postal workers.
Germany
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Deutsche Post DHL is a publicly listed company and has approximately 470,000 employees in more than 220 countries! Its subsidiary, Deutsche Post Direkt, looks after the address data business.
Ireland
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Ireland is the only country in the European Union which does not operate a national postcode system, but it seems like that is about to change…we’ll keep you posted!
Spain
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Spain’s postcode address dataset, ‘La Base de Datos de Códigos Postales’ contains street-level data for 107 of the country’s major towns and cities.
Saudi Arabia
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The Unified National Addressing System assigns each property in the country with a unique 13-digit number, enabling the delivery point to be identified within a metre accuracy.
New Zealand
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With its ‘Open Data Portal’ containing 1,941 datasets, the New Zealand government has international recognition for its openness and transparency.
India
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Starting in Kolkata, the on-going ‘Addressing the Slums’ initiative intends to geo-code all the slum dwellings in the country’s major cities.
China
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China is home to 1.34bn people and 402m households! China’s postcode address dataset incorporates 128m records and is growing at rapid speed.
Malaysia
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In a rapidly developing economic climate, Malaysia Post, Malaysia’s dominant postal service provider, is focused on developing its addressing data to support e-commerce solutions.
Australia
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Australia Post partners with PSMA Australia Limited to produce a geo-coded National Address File (G-NAF) which is widely used in mapping and spatial applications across the private and public sectors.
Canada
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Canada Post has recently launched an innovative online address verification portal which they believe will help business customers improve address data quality and further reduce incorrectly addressed mail.
United States of America
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United States Postal Service collaborates with local government and the Census Bureau to create the ZIP+4® file, which contains >40m postcodes!