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The process of converting addresses into geographic format.

What is Geocoding?

​​Geocoding is the process of converting addresses into geographic coordinates (like latitude and longitude or easting and northing).

How will the data be ‘tidied’?
  • There will be one record per line in each file

  • Fields will be separated by commas

  • String fields will be delimited by double quotes

  • No comma will be placed at the end of each row in the file

  • Records will be terminated by Carriage Return / Line Feed

  • Double quotes inside strings will be escaped by doubling

  • Outputting a consistent field structure to distinguish property name / number, street, locality, postcode etc

What is a Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN)?

The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) is the jewel at the heart of the addressing system used across government at all levels.

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