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Geocode

Obtains the approximate location of a UK landline telephone number

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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/telephonegeocoding.asmx
JSON
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/TelephoneGeocoding/Geocode.json

Description

Returns a list of possible locations for a UK landline telephone number, sorted with the most likely location first.

Each location in the returned list consists of a postcode sector (everything apart from the last two letters, e.g. CH2 4), the probability that the telephone number lies within this postcode sector as a number from 0 - 100, and a list of postal areas associated with that postcode.

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.
number

number

The telephone number to geocode

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.

Common Options
Name Description
ApplicationName

ApplicationName

Gives the name of the calling application - used to break down usage by application in the usage reports on the dashboard

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
Results

Results

A list of matching locations that could contain the supplied telephone number, and their associated details.

Each result in the list contains the following properties:

  • PostcodeSector - the postcode sector that may contain the supplied telephone number
  • Probability - the percentage probability that this is the correct result
  • Locations - a list of the locations that are part of this postcode sector
Confidence

Confidence

Indicates the confidence level in the results

Live Demo

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Name Value
Common Options

Sample Code

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