Validating addresses usps
This is all well and good, but should be factored into the business requirements and costs associated with the implementation and then weighed against the desired benefits.Depending upon the business requirements and the way that the data is received into the system, a real-time address processing solution may be the best bet.Our USPS CASS Certified™ address validation service improves internal mail processes and delivery rates by standardizing contact records against USPS data and flagging for vacancy, addresses returning mail, and general delivery addresses.Our industry-leading Get Best Matches operation, now combines Delivery Point Validation (DPV), Suite Link and Residential Delivery Indicator (RDI) into one robust API call to our USPS CASS Certified™ database engine.Here's a free and sort of "outside the box" way to do it.Not 100% perfect, but it should reject blatantly non-existent addresses.If a real-time solution is required, you will want to consider the license agreement and technical limitations of the Google Maps/Bing/Yahoo APIs.
(Yahoo's geocoding web service, on the other hand, will return the coordinates of the center of the town if the town exists but the rest of the address is bogus.
Find something more like what Jonathan Oliver has suggested.
See: code.google.com/apis/maps/This really should NOT be the selected answer.
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