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address-geoservices

0.0.6 • Public • Published

address-geoservices

A collection of wrappers around tools that help you normalize and verify physical addresses.

Installation

npm install --save address-geoservices

Usage

There are two separate services provided by address-geoservices - normalization and correction.

The address object:

Both normalize and validate expect to be called with two parameters: an address object with the following properties:

{
  street: '',
  city: '',
  state: '',
  zip: ''
}

and a callback. The callback will be called with two parameters: err (if an error occurred, null otherwise) and an object with the results of the API call.

Normalization

Normalization is the process of converting the parts of an address to standard abbreviations (road and Rd to rd., for instance). It is useful to conform to USPS standards as well as effectively detecting duplicates in one's data corpus.

address-geoservices uses the Texas A&M Geoservices API to normalize addresses. This requires an API keyy. The .initTex function allows you to provide both a key and the desired version. Version is optional, and will default to 4.01 if not provided.

var geoservices = require('address-geoservices');

geoservices.initTex('myApiKey', 'desiredAPIVersion');

Once you've called initTex, you can use .normalize to normalize a given address.

geoservices.normalize({
  street: '2301 Westside Drive',
  city: 'Rochester',
  state: 'New York',
  zip: '14624'
}, function(err, address) {
  if (err) { console.error(err); }

  console.log(addresses);
});

Validation

On the other hand, addresses can be mistyped. address-geoservices provides a service to do this as well, using the YAddress API. YAddress has a similar way:

var geoservices = require('address-geoservices');

geoservices.initYaddress('myApiKey');

Once initalized, validate can be used as such:

geoservices.validate({
  street: '2301 Westside Drive',
  city: 'Rochester',
  state: 'New York',
  zip: '14624'
}, function(err, address) {
  if (err) { console.error(err); }

  console.log(addresses);
});

Install

npm i address-geoservices

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0.0.6

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