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FindLocation

Returns the physical coordinates for a postcode.

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To connect to this service you'll need to use one of these endpoints:

WSDL
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/location.asmx
JSON
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/Location/FindLocation.json

Description

Finds the location of a postcode. A full postcode must be supplied. If only a partial postcode or other parts of the address are available, please use the Geocode method instead.

Information on administrative areas can also be retrieved in addition to the physical coordinates.

Parameters

The following parameters can be supplied to this method

username

username

See the available authentication methods. If you are using username & password authentication, specify the username to authenticate as. If you are using API Key authentication and you are not using the JSON, Javascript or ADO APIs, use your API Key here with the prefix apikey-, e.g. apikey-ABCD-1234-EFGH-5678
password

password

If you are using username & password authentication, specify the password to use for authentication. Otherwise leave this blank.
licence

licence

The licence type under which you are accessing the service. If you are not sure which value to pick, please contact your account manager

postcode

postcode

The postcode to get the location of

options

options

An array of options that control further details of how this method operates. See the Advanced Options section below for more information.

Advanced Options

The following options can be specified as part of the option parameter. Each option is specified as a key/value pair. The list of available names is shown below, along with a description of the allowable values for that name.

GetAdminArea

GetAdminArea

Indicates that the results should include the CountyCode, County, DistrictCode, District, WardCode and Ward properties

GetCountry

GetCountry

Indicates that the results should contain the Country property

DatumEPSG

DatumEPSG

The EPSG code of the datum to use when converting the original OS grid coordinates to latitude and longitude

Results

This method returns an object containing the following fields:

Status

Status

Indicates whether the method call was successful, or if some error occurred. If the Success field is true, the other results described below can be used to get the results of the method. If Success is false, some error occurred in calling the method, such as the authentication failed or the account is out of credits. The details of the error can be obtained from the ErrorMessage field, and any other results should be ignored
Result

Result

The location of the postcode in the following fields:

Name Description
Easting The distance of the postcode east of the OS grid origin to the southwest of Scilly
Northing The distance of the postcode north of the OS grid origin
GridReference The location of the postcode as a 6-digit OS grid reference
Longitude The longitude of the postcode expressed in decimal degrees in the WGS84 datum
Latitude The latitude of the postcode expressed in decimal degrees in the WGS84 datum
CountyCode The reference code for the county the postcode is in
County The name of the administrative county the postcode is in
DistrictCode The reference code for the district the postcode is in
District The name of the administrative district the postcode is in
WardCode The reference code for the ward the postcode is in
Ward The name of the electoral ward the postcode is in
Country The name of the country the postcode is in

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