Address Coverage by Country
Posted by Dom K on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 17:21
We're proud of our address data. So proud that we're confident that we have the most expansive, and most complete set of address data in the world. However, that doesn't mean we can validate or suggest every physical address on Earth. The quality and depth of address data is as good as the sources that collect and supply the data. That's why we put extra effort in selecting the best sources and ensure that every country is represented by multiple sources.
We Measure Coverage Quality by Verification Level
This basically means that each country we process in (which is all of them) has a verification level, which describes how close we can validate to an actual delivery point. A delivery point could be an apartment, floor, suite, etc. Verification level is a value on a scale of 1 to 5, where each number is a subset of the number below.
- [L5] Delivery point (apartment, flat, suite, etc)
- [L4] Premise (usually the building, defined by a house number or name)
- [L3] Thoroughfare (a street or road)
- [L2] Locality (city, town, or village)
- [L1] Administratie Area (a district, state, county)
A quick example. Our coverage level for Poland is L4. If a user attempts to validate a Poland address that includes a delivery point, such as a flat number, our engine will validate up to the available coverage level, but it will identify the delivery point data and return it with the output address. The report code (called the AVC, or Address Verification Code) let's the application know what has been standardized and validated verus what has only been standardized.
Coverage by country
[L5] Jersey, Canada, Turkey, Cyprus, Puerto Rico, Isle of Man, United States Virgin Islands, South Korea, Denmark, Northern Mariana Islands, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Netherlands, Palau, Brazil, France, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Germany, Guernsey, Guam, Greece, United States of America, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Australia.
[L4] Liechtenstein, Tunisia, Macao, Lithuania, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Jordan, India, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Hungary, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Japan, Lebanon, Montenegro, Saint Barthélemy, Switzerland, Sweden, Romania, Réunion, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, South Africa, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Swaziland, Philippines, Peru, Monaco, Guadeloupe, Morocco, Micronesia, Mexico, Malta, Martinique, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Taiwan, Paraguay, Oman, Norway, Nigeria, Thailand, Malaysia, Ireland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Belgium, Croatia, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Estonia, Bahamas, Egypt, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Vietnam, Botswana, Uruguay, Bosnia Herzegovina, Colombia, Austria, Bahrain, American Samoa, French Guiana, Zimbabwe, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Finland, Gibraltar, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Åland Islands.
[L3] Nepal, Algeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Venezuela, Cambodia, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Niger, Burundi, Tanzania, North Korea, South Sudan, Togo, Syria, Saint Helena, Rwanda, Nauru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Aruba, Samoa, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Bolivia, Tonga, Kyrgyzstan, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Laos, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic Congo, Cuba, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Uganda, Gabon, Gambia, Iran, Iraq, Falkland Islands, Jamaica, Ivory Coast, Congo, Madagascar, Mongolia, Chad, Moldova, China, Central African Republic, Guinea, Myanmar, Cape Verde Islands, Ghana, Georgia, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Maldives, Holy See, Malawi, Mauritius, Mali, Mauritania, Guyana, Guinea-Bissau, Uzbekistan.
Our geocoding coverage works in a similar way. Read more here.