2013Q2.0 Release Notes

We are pleased to present our 2013Q2.0 release. The main features of this release are:

  • Premise point geocoding for 55+ countries
  • Significant Search and Query improvements
  • New Tomcat Java-based REST API for internal Web Service usage
  • New Installation Manager (beta)

Check out our 2013Q2.0 Release Webinar held on April 18th, 2013:

In this video, Loqate CTO Paul Flew and the Development Team take the time to discuss the new features and demonstrate the functionality in this release. Such topics include:

  • Point Level Geocoding on a map of 700 records ran on both the 2013Q1 and 2013Q2 Loqate Engine. This comparison between releases shows we now have Premise Point geocoding vs. Interpolated geocoding for 56 countries.
  • Search improvements which include the ability to better handle unrecognized data; closer alignment with Verify output; the ability to better handle partial input; results sorted by AVC; and several new options (SearchLikeFieldCheck, SimpleParse, RunMatchWithinSearch) available which are on by default).
  • New QueryTool functionality which highlights the ability for a simultaneous query on specified multiple fields.
  • The New Tomcat REST API which is an API that exposes the exact function of the Local API through a representation of a RESTful web service.
  • The new License Installation Manager which addresses the limitations of the current installation process such as: separate API and data installers; inability to update data from an existing installation; and inability to select countries to install within regions. Our beta version of the Installation Manager solves all of the above!
The following document describes these changes in greater detail along with things to be aware of and other helpful tips.

 

General Suggestions and Tips

For the best results, install the 2013Q1.0 release as soon as your application development cycle allows. The 2013Q1.0 release makes improvements in both throughput of the verification process but also in the quality of the results.

Please remember to update both the program files and the reference data. The improvements in the Loqate Engine are tied to the data in the Global Knowledge Repository and the combination works better. If a reason exists in your application that both cannot be updated, please contact Loqate Support prior to upgrading so we can help you.

 

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API Updates

  • LOCAL-16: ‘ANY’ field query
  • LOCAL-167: New Installation Manager
  • LOCAL-168: Better duplicate record removal
  • LOCAL-171: New pattern-based range field index
  • LOCAL-179: Improved native Japanese field ordering
  • LOCAL-180: Added ability to Query on a pipe-delimited set of fields
  • LOCAL-183: Fixed non-return of last item in range in Search
  • LOCAL-184: Fixed blank GeoAccuracy return
  • LOCAL-188: Added MatchRuleLabel field
  • LOCAL-190: Added ability for lqtBatch to return multiple results for a single input record
  • LOCAL-191: Tomcat REST API
  • LOCAL-208: Added OutputSortType option
  • LOCAL-209: Revised GeoDistance calculation to account for GPS accuracy
  • LOCAL-210: lqtBatch to return GKRInfo results if no input file specified
  • LOCAL-211: Added SearchLikeFieldCheck, SimpleParse, and RunMatchWithinSearch options for Search
  • LOCAL-212: Added QueryResultCacheSize, ContextResultCacheSize, and ContextCountryCacheSize options. Reset standard cache sizes to 0 for significant memory usage reduction
  • LOCAL-213: Added check for dragged-along ‘CR’ in lqtBatch
  • LOCAL-214: Added check for MySQL NULL characters (N) in lqtBatch
  • LOCAL-215: Updated getVersion to return GKRStructure version and API release as well as API version

Country Updates

We are continually improving our country data and rules/lexicons to support them. The table below shows which countries have been enhanced, and how, in this release.

  • GKR-40: Improved Guam processing
  • GKR-41: Improved Marshall Islands processing
  • GKR-118: Improved US Mail Zone handling
  • GKR-124: Improved French Canadian PO Box handling
  • GKR-135: Improved New Zealand postal code population
  • GKR-149: Point level geocoding
  • GKR-155: Added return of UK County field
  • GKR-163: Added BFPO data to UK file
  • GKR-181: Improved Finland processing
  • GKR-184: Added BQ, CW, SS, SX ISO country code parsing

Summary of improvement changes:

  • Reference Data = 249 countries
  • Lexicons = 23 countries
  • Context Rules = 3 countries

Country Name

ISO Code

Context Rules

Lexicons

Reference Data

Address Format

AFGHANISTAN AF

x

ÅLAND ISLANDS AX

x

ALBANIA AL

x

ALGERIA DZ

x

AMERICAN SAMOA AS          x

x

ANDORRA AD

x

ANGOLA AO

x

ANGUILLA AI

x

ANTARCTICA AQ

x

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AG

x

ARGENTINA AR

x

ARMENIA AM

x

ARUBA AW

x

AUSTRALIA AU

x

AUSTRIA AT          x

x

AZERBAIJAN AZ

x

BAHAMAS BS

x

BAHRAIN BH          x

x

BANGLADESH BD

x

BARBADOS BB

x

BELARUS BY

x

BELGIUM BE

x

BELIZE BZ

x

BENIN BJ

x

BERMUDA BM

x

BHUTAN BT

x

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BO          x

x

BONAIRE, SINT EUSTATIUS AND SABA BQ

x

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BA

x

BOTSWANA BW

x

BOUVET ISLAND BV

x

BRAZIL BR

x

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY IO

x

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM BN

x

BULGARIA BG

x

BURKINA FASO BF

x

BURUNDI BI

x

CAMBODIA KH

x

CAMEROON CM

x

CANADA CA  x          x

x

CAPE VERDE CV

x

CAYMAN ISLANDS KY

x

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CF

x

CHAD TD

x

CHILE CL          x

x

CHINA CN  x

x

CHRISTMAS ISLAND CX

x

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS CC

x

COLOMBIA CO

x

COMOROS KM

x

CONGO CG

x

CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CD

x

COOK ISLANDS CK

x

COSTA RICA CR

x

CÔTE D’IVOIRE CI

x

CROATIA HR

x

CUBA CU

x

CURAÇAO CW          x

x

CYPRUS CY

x

CZECH REPUBLIC CZ

x

DENMARK DK

x

DJIBOUTI DJ

x

DOMINICA DM

x

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DO

x

ECUADOR EC

x

EGYPT EG

x

EL SALVADOR SV

x

EQUATORIAL GUINEA GQ

x

ERITREA ER

x

ESTONIA EE

x

ETHIOPIA ET

x

FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) FK

x

FAROE ISLANDS FO

x

FIJI FJ

x

FINLAND FI x

x

FRANCE FR          x

x

FRENCH GUIANA GF

x

FRENCH POLYNESIA PF

x

FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES TF

x

GABON GA

x

GAMBIA GM

x

GEORGIA GE

x

GERMANY DE

x

GHANA GH

x

GIBRALTAR GI

x

GREECE GR

x

GREENLAND GL

x

GRENADA GD

x

GUADELOUPE GP

x

GUAM GU          x

x

GUATEMALA GT

x

GUERNSEY GG

x

GUINEA GN

x

GUINEA-BISSAU GW

x

GUYANA GY

x

HAITI HT

x

HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS HM

x

HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE) VA

x

HONDURAS HN

x

HONG KONG HK          x          x

x

HUNGARY HU

x

ICELAND IS

x

INDIA IN

x

INDONESIA ID

x

IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IR

x

IRAQ IQ

x

IRELAND IE

x

ISLE OF MAN IM

x

ISRAEL IL

x

ITALY IT

x

JAMAICA JM

x

JAPAN JP

x

JERSEY JE

x

JORDAN JO

x

KAZAKHSTAN KZ

x

KENYA KE

x

KIRIBATI KI

x

KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC
OF
KP

x

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF KR

x

KUWAIT KW

x

KYRGYZSTAN KG

x

LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC LA

x

LATVIA LV

x

LEBANON LB

x

LESOTHO LS

x

LIBERIA LR

x

LIBYA LY

x

LIECHTENSTEIN LI

x

LITHUANIA LT

x

LUXEMBOURG LU

x

MACAO MO

x

MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV
REPUBLIC OF
MK

x

MADAGASCAR MG

x

MALAWI MW

x

MALAYSIA MY

x

MALDIVES MV

x

MALI ML

x

MALTA MT

x

MARSHALL ISLANDS MH          x

x

MARTINIQUE MQ

x

MAURITANIA MR

x

MAURITIUS MU

x

MAYOTTE YT

x

MEXICO MX

x

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF FM          x

x

MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF MD

x

MONACO MC

x

MONGOLIA MN

x

MONTENEGRO ME

x

MONTSERRAT MS

x

MOROCCO MA

x

MOZAMBIQUE MZ

x

MYANMAR MM

x

NAMIBIA NA

x

NAURU NR

x

NEPAL NP

x

NETHERLANDS NL

x

NEW CALEDONIA NC

x

NEW ZEALAND NZ  x

x

NICARAGUA NI

x

NIGER NE

x

NIGERIA NG

x

NIUE NU

x

NORFOLK ISLAND NF

x

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS MP          x

x

NORWAY NO

x

OMAN OM

x

PAKISTAN PK

x

PALAU PW          x

x

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, OCCUPIED PS

x

PANAMA PA

x

PAPUA NEW GUINEA PG

x

PARAGUAY PY

x

PERU PE

x

PHILIPPINES PH

x

PITCAIRN PN

x

POLAND PL

x

PORTUGAL PT

x

PUERTO RICO PR          x

x

QATAR QA

x

RÉUNION RE

x

ROMANIA RO

x

RUSSIAN FEDERATION RU

x

RWANDA RW

x

SAINT BARTHÉLEMY BL

x

SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN
DA CUNHA
SH

x

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS KN

x

SAINT LUCIA LC          x

x

SAINT MARTIN (FRENCH PART) MF

x

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON PM

x

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES VC

x

SAMOA WS

x

SAN MARINO SM

x

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE ST

x

SAUDI ARABIA SA

x

SENEGAL SN

x

SERBIA RS

x

SEYCHELLES SC

x

SIERRA LEONE SL

x

SINGAPORE SG

x

SINT MAARTEN (DUTCH PART) SX          x

x

SLOVAKIA SK

x

SLOVENIA SI

x

SOLOMON ISLANDS SB

x

SOMALIA SO

x

SOUTH AFRICA ZA

x

SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH
ISLANDS
GS

x

SOUTH SUDAN SS          x

x

SPAIN ES

x

SRI LANKA LK

x

SUDAN SD

x

SURINAME SR

x

SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN SJ

x

SWAZILAND SZ

x

SWEDEN SE

x

SWITZERLAND CH

x

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC SY

x

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA TW

x

TAJIKISTAN TJ

x

TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TZ

x

THAILAND TH

x

TIMOR-LESTE TL

x

TOGO TG

x

TOKELAU TK

x

TONGA TO

x

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TT

x

TUNISIA TN

x

TURKEY TR

x

TURKMENISTAN TM

x

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS TC

x

TUVALU TV

x

UGANDA UG

x

UKRAINE UA

x

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AE

x

UNITED KINGDOM GB

x

UNITED STATES US  x x

x

UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS UM

x

URUGUAY UY

x

UZBEKISTAN UZ

x

VANUATU VU

x

VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VE

x

VIET NAM VN          x

x

VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH VG

x

VIRGIN ISLANDS, U.S. VI

x

WALLIS AND FUTUNA WF

x

WESTERN SAHARA EH

x

YEMEN YE

x

ZAMBIA ZM

x

ZIMBABWE ZW

x

 

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