HERE Postal Code Points

  • Postal Coding Points – full postal code modeling

♦ Represents the center point of the most current (full) postal code within the highly accurate context of the HERE Map.

  • HERE Postal Code Points (formerly known as NAVTEQ ZIP+4 Centroids) enables the user to find destinations by postal code only, without using the street address. They can also be used for geocoding support, territory generation and geo-marketing applications.
  • UNITED STATES: While technically a ZIP+4 is a linear delivery (walking) segment, this file represents the ZIP+4 as a point. ZIP+4 codes use the basic 5-digit ZIP Code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the 5-digit area, such as a city block face, an apartment building, an individual high-volume receiver of mail or any other unit that could use an extra identifier to aid in efficient mail sorting and delivery. The ZIP+4 Centroids file is based on current data from the US Postal Service, the US Census Bureau and HERE NAVSTREETS Map Content database.
  • CANADA: The last three characters of the Canadian postal are known as LDU’s or local delivery units. Similar to a US ZIP+4, LDU’s represents a single address or a range of addresses, and are represented spatially as points. LDU’s are NOT included with the FSA file.
  • WORLDWIDE: Postal Code Points represent the center point of the most current (full) postal code within the highly accurate context of HERE Map Content.

♦ Enables the users to find destinations by postal code only, without using the street address. Additional resource for fall back geo-coding support, territory generation and geo-marketing applications.

♦ Data is aligned to the HERE map, and includes features such as the Postal Code type – P.O. Box, Large Organizations, etc.

♦ Polygon alignment is to existing NAVTEQ map topology

♦ Coverage and Format:

  • US Zip + 4 s in all 50 states, District of Columbia, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico
  • Canadian 6-character (FSA-LDU) full postal code
  • Brazil 8 digit
  • Mexico points are found only in the postal boundary product as Mexico does not have a +4 or +3 zip
  • Available in ESRI Shapefile, FileGeoDatabase (FGDB), and MapInfo TAB file

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