2021Q4.0 Major Release

The setup wizard for the Local API can be obtained from our SFTP server. Please contact your account manager to retrieve the SFTP information. If you do not know who your account manager is, please contact the support team at support@loqate.com.

The 2021Q4.0 major release makes improvements to the performance of the verification process and the quality of the results. Please remember to update the reference data. The improvements are tied to the data in the Global Knowledge Repository and the Local API. When updating the data, it is recommended to use a new data folder each time in order to ensure the latest dataset is installed properly.  

If you need any assistance with the upgrade of the Local API or the data update process, please contact GBG Loqate Support. The md5checksum can be used to help ensure the datapacks have been fully downloaded.

If you would like to see a list of md5checksums for this release please visit the md5 hash value guide or contact your account manager.

Local API Notices

Advance notice on release 2021Q4.1 due to release on 1st December 2021

This is to inform our customers that the 2021Q4.1 release will include some performance improvements over the current releases. We wanted to provide advance notice so you can plan your upgrades effectively. 

Data Notices

USA Territories  – Delayed – In the 2021Q3.1 minor release, it was announced that beginning in the 2021Q4.0 major release, the following countries: Micronesia, Federated States of (ISO2: FM), Marshall Islands (ISO2: MH), and Palau (ISO2: PW) will be removed from the USA data set. Please note this is now delayed and these countries will not be removed from the USA data set in the 2021Q4.0 release.  

Important note: this has been delayed, Micronesia, Federated States of (ISO2: FM), Marshall Islands (ISO2: MH), and Palau (ISO2: PW) will remain in the USA data set in the 2021Q4.0 major release. We will provide updates when they become available. 

 Australia From the 2021Q4.0 major release: the suburb field, defined by Australia Post will be moved back to Locality. The change will only occur in Verify output components; the address lines will be unaffected and will remain compliant with postal standards.

Canada – From the 2021Q4.0 major release, improvements are made within the geocode reference data to resolve the discrepancy users may have seen between verify results and geocoding results.

API Release Notes

  • To download a PDF version of the API Release Notes, please click here
  • To download a DOCX version of the API Release Notes, please click here

Data Release Notes

  • To download a PDF version of the Data Release Notes, please click here
  • To download a DOCX version of the Data Release Notes, please click here

Seed Release Notes

  • To download a PDF version of the Geographic Hierarchy (Seed) Release Notes, please click here
  • To download a DOCX version of the Geographic Hierarchy (Seed) Release Notes, please click here

To download a PDF version of the combined Release Notes, please click here

Additional Information

For a list of resolved support cases, please click here

A list of supported platforms for this release can be found here

The file contents for the release is available here

The installation instructions are available here