The AddressBase range of addressing products are the largest, most accurate and comprehensive address datasets available in the United Kingdom.
They are made through the blending of three existing datasets – local government’s NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer), Ordnance Survey’s OS MasterMap® Address Layer 2 and the Royal Mail’s PAF (Postcode Address File). Together, these are known as the National Address Gazetteer and it is from this that each of the products are derived.Find out more
Containing in excess of 40 million address records, the AddressBase products ensure that neither the public nor private sector will have to choose between competing addressing products. In many instances it significantly reduces licensing costs to those organisations who currently have to license more than one.
The AddressBase products are available to the public sector under the PSMA (Public Sector Mapping Agreement), which will include signatories of both the MSA (Mapping Services Agreement) and the PGA (Pan-Government Agreement).
Within the private sector, the AddressBase products will be available under a commercial license, which means businesses both large and small will be able to use the AddressBase products for their own internal and external use.
What this means is that for the first time, all public and private sector bodies have the option to reference the same data. By reducing errors and duplications, money and time will be saved, ultimately producing a better service for the taxpayer and consumer.