Enterprise

Enterprise contains data files with specific information about locations, area boundaries and relative distances.

These data files are often used for database validation and geomarketing applications, for showing locations and boundaries on a map, or for the rapid calculation of the nearest location from a certain point. Enterprise is divided into: locations such as postcode coordinates, areas showing area boundaries and matrices for calculating distances and travel times.

Locations

Andes Locations or centroids are products derived from the vector files. Instead of showing part of a street with a line, location can also be shown by a point on the street, such as the midpoint. The same is true of postcode areas which can also be indicated by the midpoint or geometric centre. In the tables below, each postcode or street name has been given a coordinate. All addresses in the Netherlands and Europe (based on HERE data) can be found or geocoded with the aid of these tables. In the Netherlands, this can even be done at house number level. This allows you to analyse your customers by postcode or street name, as all customers living in the same postcode area or street are allocated the same coordinate. It is also possible to calculate the distance as the crow flies between two locations, or find the closest location that meets your requirements.
Monthly updates are available for all tables, all of which can be delivered in a range of common formats.

The following products are available for the Netherlands. Data for other countries varies and is available on request based on HERE data:

6-character postcode
5-character postcode
4-character postcode
3-character postcode
2-character postcode
Street name
Place name
House numbers

6-character postcode
The 6-character postcode table shows the midpoint of all 6-character postcode areas.
This table includes the following fields: PC6, street name, place name, municipality name, x and y coordinates.
The coordinate given to a 6-character postcode is the average of the coordinates of all house numbers with that particular 6-character postcode.

5-character postcode
The 5-character postcode table shows the midpoint of all 5-character postcode areas in the Netherlands.
This table includes the following fields: PC5, place name, municipality name, x and y coordinates in the Dutch Triangulation System (Rijksdriehoekstelsel).
The coordinate given to a 5-character postcode is the average of the coordinates of the 6-character postcodes within that particular 5-character postcode area.

4-character postcode
The 4-character postcode table shows the midpoint of all 4-character postcode areas in the Netherlands.
This table includes the following fields: PC4, place name, municipality name, x and y coordinates in the Dutch Triangulation System (Rijksdriehoekstelsel).
The coordinate given to a 4-character postcode is the average of the coordinates of the 6-character postcodes within that particular 4-character postcode area.

3-character postcode
The 3-character postcode table shows the midpoint of all 3-character postcode areas in the Netherlands.
This table includes the following fields: PC3, x and y coordinates in the Dutch Triangulation System (Rijksdriehoekstelsel).
The coordinate given to a 3-character postcode is the average of the coordinates of the 6-character postcodes within that particular 3-character postcode area.

2-character postcode
The 2-character postcode table shows the midpoint of all 2-character postcode areas in the Netherlands.
This table includes the following fields: PC2, x and y coordinates in the Dutch Triangulation System (Rijksdriehoekstelsel).
The coordinate given to a 2-character postcode is the average of the coordinates of the 6-character postcodes within that particular 2-character postcode area.

Streets
The Street table shows a coordinate for each street. This table includes the following fields: street name, place name, municipality name and x and y coordinates in the Dutch Triangulation System (Rijksdriehoekstelsel).
The centroid of a street indicates the position of the centre of the street. This point is a position on the street; in other words, on a curved street, the centroid will not be at the geometric centre of the street, but at the point at which the distance to either end of the street is equal.
This file also includes streets that do not yet have a postcode.

Places
The Places table shows data about all the cities, towns, villages and hamlets in the Netherlands. The table includes the following fields: place name, municipality name, x- and y-coordinates in the Dutch Triangulation System (Rijksdriehoekstelsel) and an indication of the size of the place.

House number coordinates
Andes produces two different tables with house number information.

The Housenum table includes the fields: house number, street name, postcode and x- and y-coordinates. This coordinate does not show the exact position of the address, but is a point on the road close to the entrance. This coordinate is therefore particularly suitable for route planning applications.

The Hsnext table contains more information. It also includes information about the place and municipality, the house number is split into a main number and qualifiers, and an extra coordinate is added. In addition to the ‘planning’ coordinate described above, this table also includes the coordinate indicating the exact position of the building.

Data for the rest of Europe
Based on HERE data, we also provide the following centroids:

Street centroids
Place centroids
Postcode centroids (accuracy dependent on the country)

Areas

Areas, or polygons, describe the boundaries of an area. The Andes data contains numerous areas in the Administrative and Non-administrative polygon category. This data is available in shape and mif/mid format. The following products below are available for the Netherlands. Data for other countries varies and is available on request based on HERE data:

Administrative polygons
The following Administrative polygons are available:
2-character postcodes
3-character postcodes
4-character postcodes (including place, municipality and province name)
Municipalities
Provinces

Non-administrative polygon
Non-administrative polygons show boundaries of areas and indicate land use. We provide the following non-administrative polygons:

Built-up area
Built-up area under construction
Industrial estate / industry
Industrial estate / industry under construction
Cemetery or graveyard
Orchard
Wood or forest
Derelict ground
Holiday villages and resorts
Delta
Sand dunes
Island
Horticultural glass houses
Golf course
Harbour
Heathland
Marina
Canal
Lake
Marshland
Multi-storey car park
Car park or parking lot
Public parks & gardens
Square
Theme park
Recreational area
River
Sport park
Sports field
City park
Beach
University campus
Allotments / community gardens
Airport
Sea

Matrices

A distance matrix is an ideal tool for quickly looking up the distance between 4-character postcodes. The Andes route algorithm calculates these distances following the road, rather than directly as the crow flies. As well as distance, you can also use the Distance Matrix table to look up average travel time. The matrix shows the distance in meters and travel time in seconds. The distance is based on the fastest possible route.

If you need an accurate distance calculation at house-number level, you can use the Location Based API. The following products are available for the Netherlands. Data for other countries varies and is available on request based on HERE data:

Matrix based on the 6-character postcode
A distance matrix based on the 6-character postcode would be unmanageable. Instead, we can supply a customized matrix, for example if you need to know the distance of several locations to all 6-character postcodes. For more information, contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

Geographical Basic Register

The data in the Geographical Basic Register (GBR) area are the result of collaboration between Statistics Netherlands (Centraal Bureau Statistiek - CBS), the former Planning Bureau for Habitat, the former PostNL (now TNT Post) and Andes. This collection of data is suitable for geographic analysis and presentation of address details for districts or neighbourhoods defined by Statistics Netherlands, or a 500 x 500 meter grid.

The grid areas are particularly suitable for analysis over a longer period, as the surface area does not change. Statistics Netherlands produces a range of data per district, neighbourhood or grid area, such as the total number of inhabitants, residential units, families, etc.

More information on this is available from Statistics Netherlands.
The GBR database contains the following fields (a selection of the available data):

6-character postcode
Series indicator
House numbers
Town or city
Street name
Municipality code
Municipality name
Province code
CEBUCO media marketing code
Grid area code
District and neighbourhood code


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