Predictive API 1.7.0 Release
Scheduled Maintenance Report for Geoscape
Completed
The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Posted Aug 26, 2020 - 19:05 AEST
In progress
Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Posted Aug 26, 2020 - 19:01 AEST
Scheduled
v1.7.0 - 2020-08-26

Features
PAVAPI-1014 - Alias address suggestions and optional excludeAliases parameter.

We're pleased to announce we're adding even more addresses and suggestions to our Predictive API. In the past, we didn't give suggestions for alias addresses, with this change we're adding roughly 700k new addresses to our service. This new feature is 100% backwards compatible, and no change is needed from you to take advantage of these new addresses.

So what is an Alias address?
Some addresses (not all) are known by a different name, for example, a corner block that faces two roads can have an address that's called the Principal address (the address we currently return) and an address on the other road (an alias). Some people don't even know that their address could be an alias address. To help you understand what things we do return a value in the get address response that will tell you if the address selected by the user is a Principal or an Alias address.

What if I don't want alias address matching?
We've thought about that too, we've added a new optional query parameter that when used, can exclude any alias suggestions, giving you the same experience you're using today.

There will be very little outage (switching) when this is deployed.
Posted Aug 26, 2020 - 14:49 AEST
This scheduled maintenance affected: APIs (Predictive Address Verification).