2015Q1.0 Release Notes

We are pleased to present our 2015Q1.0 release. New in this release are:

  • Faster verification for Germany and China
  • Transaction logging capability
  • Improved title casing for all countries
  • Address Quality Index Field
  • Premium India Data

Check out our 2015Q1.0 Release Webinar held on January 23rd, 2015:

In this video, Loqate Director of Engineering Uma Ramamurthy and Product Manager Elie Challita take the time to discuss the new features of the Q1 release which include improvements to verification and title casing, an introduction to the new transaction logging capability and Address Quality Index Field as well as a mention of our new premium India data.

This document describes these changes in greater detail along with things to be aware of and other helpful tips.

Local API Updates

Faster Verification for Germany and China

In 2014Q4, we introduced a new hash index for the US. In 2015Q1, the hash index was extended to Germany and China. The hash index is built to support faster verification for addresses that match the reference data exactly. Other countries may be supported in future releases.

The hash index helps improve verification performance significantly on input that matches reference data.

Transaction Logging Capability

Every API call that involves a Loqate process can be considered as a transaction. In this release, we introduced the capability to have the transactions logged to a file. The file name will be trLog.lfs and will be located in the data folder. If the file size exceeds 10 MB or if the file is more than one month old, the file will be backed up under a different file named based on the date of creation of file viz.,  trLog<date_of_creation>.lfs. For example, if the original transaction log was created on January 3, 2015 at 12:00:00 am, the file will be named trLog20150103120000.lfs at the time of backup.

The transactions will also be available via the API through the ProcessResult object. For each transaction, logging will record the time stamp of the transaction, name of the processes and name of the country involved. The actual input or output address will not be recorded in the log. Transaction logging is controlled through a server option. This option is described in further detail in the New Server Options section below.

Improved Title Casing for All Countries

In 2014Q4, intelligent title casing was introduced for the US and Australia. This feature resulted in output having proper casing for all verified fields. This feature has been extended to all countries in 2015Q1. This includes upper-cased Roman numerals and upper-cased directional words.

Address Quality Index Field

In this release, a new field was introduced in the verification output. This field is useful as a quantitative indicator and can be used to make decisions on the address quality. This field is computed using a combination of the post-processed verification level and match score. The following table indicates how the value of the address quality index field is computed based on the row at which the AVC code and match score together satisfy the stated conditions.

For example, consider an address reported to have an AVC code of V33-I44-P6-100. From the above table, walking through the rows from the top, the second row satisfies the condition. Hence this address will be classified to have Address Quality Index B.

Premium India Data

In this release, we introduced premium data for India. Premium India data provides better verification and geocoding than regular India data. This data is available through separate product codes (DSVINDP, DSGINDP and DSPINDP for Verification, Geocoding and Address Powersearch, respectively).

New Server Options

a) TransactionLogActive
This option allows the user to enable/disable transaction logging. If the option is set to ON or 1, transactions will be logged. If the option is set to OFF or 0, transactions will not be logged.

This option allows the user to control logging of transactions and availability of transactions through the API. The default is OFF. The option should be set to 0 or OFF to prevent any logging of transactions. The option should be set to 1 or ON for enabling the logging of transactions to a file on disk and also making the transaction log information available via the API.

Other Local API Updates

Please visit http://support.loqate.com/support/releasenotes/2015q1cases 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 about any solved cases.

Cloud API Updates

The Loqate Cloud will be updated to 2015Q1.0 along with the general release. Please visit http://support.loqate.com/support/releasenotes/2015q1cases for a list of new features available through our Cloud APIs.

Country Updates

We are continually improving our country data and rules/lexicons to support them. Please visit http://support.loqate.com/support/releasenotes/2015q1cases for a list of cases involving improvements and enhancements for a particular country.

The table below shows which countries have been enhanced, and how, in this release.

  • Reference Data = All countries
  • Lexicons = 19 countries
  • Context Rules = 4 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         x

x

AZERBAIJAN AZ

x

BAHAMAS BS

x

BAHRAIN BH

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

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

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

x

CUBA CU

x

CURAÇAO CW

x

CYPRUS CY

x

CZECH REPUBLIC CZ         x

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

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

HUNGARY HU

x

ICELAND IS

x

INDIA IN         x

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

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

x

LIECHTENSTEIN LI

x

LITHUANIA LT

x

LUXEMBOURG LU

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

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

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         x

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

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

x

UNITED KINGDOM GB              x         x

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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