2014Q1.0 Release Notes

We are pleased to present our 2014Q1.0 release. The main features of this release are:

  • CASS RDI Certification
  • AMAS Certification
  • OSGi Bundle of the Loqate libraries
  • Point level geocoding for USA and Brazil
  • Geocoding improvements and new MaximumGeoDistance and MinimumGeoAccuracyLevel options
  • New ReturnDataType and SuppressMatchFields options to provide more flexibility on Search and Verify methods respectively

Check out our 2014Q1.0 Release Webinar held on January 23rd, 2014:

In this video, Loqate CTO Paul Flew and Development Team Manager, Uma Ramamurthy take the time to discuss the new features of the Q1 release which include improvements to Install Manager and CASS and SERP Certification. We also discuss the ongoing improvements to our documentation available on our Support site.

This 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 2014Q1.0 update release as soon as your application development cycle allows. The 2014Q1.0 update 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.

 

Need help?

Many answers to your questions may be found in our support pages. Please make sure to register at: http://support.loqate.com/wp-login.php?action=register so that you may have full access to all technical information on our website. If you have a general question or if you have an issue or enhancement request you would like to report, please fill out the web form to submit a case at http://support.loqate.com/support/file-a-case/.

Support Home Page: http://support.loqate.com/support/

Local APIs: http://support.loqate.com/support/local-apis/

Field Descriptions: http://support.loqate.com/support/fielddescrip/

Server and Process Options: http://support.loqate.com/support/options/

System Requirements and Supported Platforms: http://support.loqate.com/system-requirements/

Resolved Cases

Please see below for a list of cases resolved in this release. Sometimes the case descriptions we are supplied with can be difficult to understand, so please contact support@loqate.com for further information if you have any questions about any resolved cases.

  • Case 00003015: Failed to verify street because of incorrect post code
  • Case 00003093: Correctly process input fields if there are one or more trailing spaces
  • Case 00003167: Segmentation fault on batch verify
  • Case 00002239: Puerto Rico not following standard
  • Case 00002916: Floating curly braces appearing incorrectly in Sub-building field

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.

  • Case 00003182: Various Standard abbreviations for military addresses should always be uppercased
  • Case 00003098: Reversal of service center and box number in a military address
  • Case 00003046: Problem with Italian street name abbreviations
  • Case 00002923: General issues with numeric street names having directional
  • Case 00002883: Street name, city name switched
  • Case 00002970: Australian address with Building Complex not formatted correctly
  • Case 00002782: Indian thoroughfare not being parsed properly
  • Case 00003000: Italian Provinces should use 2 letter abbreviation
  • Case 00002265: Various Processing Errors with PO BOX addresses – text appended to PO Box
  • Case 00001894: Completely mishandled Address
  • Case 00003028: Premise dropped for major thoroughfare in Vancouver BC
  • Case 00002444: Korean building and apartment number processing
  • Case 00002439: Unexpected processing dependencies
  • Case 00002978: French addresses with numbered routes
  • Case 00002869: Michigan state highway not recognized
  • Case 00002975: French Street not parsed correctly
  • Case 00002980: French Thoroughfare changed incorrectly
  • Case 00003016: 3 variants of a single input address result in 3 different output thoroughfares
  • Case 00002882: French address returning different locality depending on input building name
  • Case 00003072: Wrong correction of street name
  • Case 00003064: Address verification for Italian returning French words in THOROUGHFARELEADINGTYPE
  • Case 00002682: Common abbreviations used in street names should be recognized
  • Case 00003029: Ukraine – Postal Code 04053

Summary of improvement changes:

  • Reference Data = All countries
  • Lexicons = 11 countries
  • Context Rules = 1 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

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

x

AUSTRIA AT

x

AZERBAIJAN AZ

x

BAHAMAS BS

x

BAHRAIN BH

x

BANGLADESH BD

x

BARBADOS BB

x

BELARUS BY

x

BELGIUM BE          x

x

BELIZE BZ

x

BENIN BJ

x

BERMUDA BM

x

BHUTAN BT

x

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BO

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

CAPE VERDE CV

x

CAYMAN ISLANDS KY

x

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CF

x

CHAD TD

x

CHILE CL

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

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

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

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

HUNGARY HU

x

ICELAND IS

x

INDIA IN

x

INDONESIA ID

x

IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IR

x

IRAQ IQ

x

IRELAND IE          x

x

ISLE OF MAN IM

x

ISRAEL IL

x

ITALY IT          x

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

x

LUXEMBOURG LU          x

x

MACAO MO

x

MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAVREPUBLIC 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

MARTINIQUE MQ

x

MAURITANIA MR

x

MAURITIUS MU

x

MAYOTTE YT

x

MEXICO MX

x

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF FM

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

NICARAGUA NI

x

NIGER NE

x

NIGERIA NG

x

NIUE NU

x

NORFOLK ISLAND NF

x

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS MP

x

NORWAY NO

x

OMAN OM

x

PAKISTAN PK

x

PALAU PW

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

QATAR QA

x

RÉUNION RE

x

ROMANIA RO

x

RUSSIAN FEDERATION RU

x

RWANDA RW

x

SAINT BARTHÉLEMY BL

x

SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTANDA CUNHA SH

x

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS KN

x

SAINT LUCIA LC

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

SLOVAKIA SK

x

SLOVENIA SI

x

SOLOMON ISLANDS SB

x

SOMALIA SO

x

SOUTH AFRICA ZA

x

SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICHISLANDS GS

x

SOUTH SUDAN SS

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

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

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

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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