Australian Address Validation, Search and Autocomplete - addressr.io
Australian Address Validation, Search and Autocomplete
Australian Data Source
Addresses validated against the Geocoded National Address File (referred to as G-NAF), Australia’s authoritative address file.
Software As or NOT As A Service
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Addressr automatically updates with the latest data, so you're never out-of-date.
Real-time Address Validation
Add address autocomplete, search and validation to your forms.
Easy To Use API
Build your solution quickly, with our straightforward API.
Run On Your Own Infrastructure or Use Ours
On-premise or in the cloud, run Addressr on your own infrastructure, or leave all the hard work to us.
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- Quick Start
npm install @mountainpass/addressr -g
NOTE: If you are running windows, you'll need to use wsl
Start open search. For example run
docker pull opensearchproject/opensearch:1.2.4 docker run -p 9200:9200 -p 9300:9300 -e "discovery.type=single-node" -e "plugins.security.disabled=true" opensearchproject/opensearch:1.2.4
Start API server. In a second window run:
export ELASTIC_PORT=9200 export ELASTIC_HOST=localhost addressr-server-2
Setup the env vars for the data loader. In a third window run:
export ELASTIC_PORT=9200 export ELASTIC_HOST=localhost export ADDRESSR_INDEX_TIMEOUT=30s export ADDRESSR_INDEX_BACKOFF=1000 export ADDRESSR_INDEX_BACKOFF_INCREMENT=1000 export ADDRESSR_INDEX_BACKOFF_MAX=10000
- Optional - enable geocodes by setting the following env vars for the data loader. In the third window run: NOTE: with geocodes enabled, indexing takes much longer and needs much more memory. Only use turn them on if you need them. You can always add them later.
export ADDRESSR_ENABLE_GEO=1 export NODE_OPTIONS=--max_old_space_size=8196
- Optional - limit the addresses to a single state by setting the
COVERED_STATESenv var for the data loader. This dramatically speeds up indexing. For example, in the third window run:
Valid values are:
Run data Loader. In the third window run:
OK, so we stretched the truth a bit with the "Quick Start" heading. The truth is that it takes quite a while to download, store and index the 13+ million addresses from data.gov.au. So make a coffee, or tea, or find something else to do and come back in about an hour when it's done.
Search for an address using the command line
curl -i http://localhost:8080/addresses?q=LEVEL+25,+TOWER+3
An updated G-NAF is released every 3 months. Put
addressr-loaderin a cron job or similar to keep addressr regularly updated
Wire you address form up to the address-server api.
How it Works
|ELASTIC_PROTOCOL||http||Connect to open search over http|
|ELASTIC_PROTOCOL||https||Connect to open search over https|
|ELASTIC_USERNAME||blank||Connect to open search without authentication|
|ELASTIC_USERNAME||non-blank||Connect to open search with the specified username|
|ELASTIC_PASSWORD||blank||Connect to open search without authentication|
|ELASTIC_PASSWORD||non-blank||Connect to open search with the specified password|
|PAGE_SIZE||8||Number or records to return in a search|
NOTE: When adjusting PAGE_SIZE, you should take into account how quickly you want the initial results returned to the user. In many use cases, you want this to be as fast as possible. If you need show more results to the user, you are often better off leaving it a 8 and using the paging links to get more results while you are displaying the first 8.
Why is the default 8 and not 10? Mechanical Sympathy
opensearch >= 1.2.4 with 1.4GiB of memory
Node.js >= 12.11.0 with 1GiB of memory
With Geocoding enabled
Node.js >= 12.11.0 with 8GiB of memory
Node.js >= 12.11.0 with 64MiB of memory