National Naming and Numbering


Are you looking to manage the Street Naming and Numbering process for your region or are you looking for National Naming and Numbering? Our SNN solutions take the difficulty out of both processes to give you a simple and efficient process.

Managing Street names and numbers is important. Whether you need to manage existing addresses and infrastructure or creating a regional or national naming and numbering process, easy to use, robust, yet flexible solutions are needed.

In the UK, local authorities are required to allocate names and numbers to houses. Our solution makes this Street Naming and Numbering process as quick and easy as possible. The SNN solution we’ve created is the most efficient method to ensure your location information meets legal requirements and enables you to increase productivity. This flexible solution allows you to manage the complete lifecycle of naming a street or numbering a property.

The benefits of our SNN solution are multiple:

  • Works however you do – it does not force a methodology onto you
  • Faster processing of cases
  • Cost savings from a more efficient process
  • Better information tracking against Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) ensuring you meet standards
  • A complete history log, outlining all actions on each Street Naming and Numbering case
  • Manage multiple Street Naming and Numbering cases which may have multiple scenarios

For countries outside of the UK, we have engineered a National Street Naming and Numbering toolkit to help nations who don’t currently have a central or formalised process. This Solution allows streets and properties that have been electronically captured to be given a street name and property number and address. This can be applied to appropriate data for any country in the world. SNN International combines and applies principles derived from the British Standard for addressing (BS7666) and also some of the World Bank’s recommendations on street naming and numbering.

Our National Naming and Numbering solution’s core features include:

  • Algorithms to name each street segment individually or the combine continuous street segments into one street.
  • Configurable rules to determine when a street intersection should result in a new street or remain part of the original.
  • Number of properties in relation to a street or in a block formation.
  • The numbering of properties on a street can adopt either alternate sequential, metric or decametric numbering. A lot of countries are used to alternate sequential numbering such as used in the UK. However, this is less suitable for in-fill when constant development interrupts the orderly sequential numbering of properties. Metric numbering is a logical way of solving this problem but can be confusing to those who are not used to it. Decametric is a hybrid of the two.