1Spatial is delighted to announce the launch of a new FME transformer to help you quickly and easily prepare your postcode data for more effective geocoding, without incurring any additional costs. Recently unveiled at the FME World Tour event in London, hosted by 1Spatial and STAR-APIC, the UKPostcodeValidator is now available in the ‘FME Store’ and allows you to identify whether your postcode data has a valid syntax when compared against the BS7666 rules. 1Spatial has bundled all of this intelligence into a single transformer that allows you to whip your data into shape before you start geocoding or analysing your asset data.
As well as providing confidence in your postcode data, the transformer also gives you information on how to fix any errors that it cannot resolve automatically. Where postcodes are valid, it provides a correctly formatted postcode (uppercase and correctly spaced). Where postcodes are invalid, it provides information on where the error occurs to assist you in fixing the postcode data.
Commenting on the release, David Eagle, Principal Consultant at 1Spatial added:
“So many organisations in the UK rely on the humble postcode to locate assets or understand the geography of their customers or citizens and yet they can be very prone to error. It just takes one character to be incorrect or a space to appear in the wrong location for it to become almost useless as a spatial reference. The UKPostcodeValidator helps you to identify where you might have issues with your data and even helps you to understand what the issue is. At 1Spatial we need to do similar data validation on a daily basis, so we thought we’d share this intelligence in the form of a transformer that FME users can leverage for their own needs.”
We see data differently. 1Spatial’s rules-based approach to capturing, validating and managing data enables customers to have confidence in not only their operational data, but also that with a location element. Even those with ‘big data’ are able to process and analyse information in a way traditional technologies do not allow.
By using Socium, 1Spatial’s cloud platform, to automatically validate and correct their data, customers benefit from unrivalled time and cost savings using a truly scalable, zero infrastructure environment.
1Spatial’s technology underpins data management and processing solutions across the globe. Customers range from National Mapping Agencies to Utilities, Defence and government departments, all working to improve efficiencies, reduce risk and promote continuous innovation. Visit www.1spatial.com