Dokumentation API v1

Release notes

These are the changes to the API, datasets and CMS of Pro6PP made recently. The list of changes is maintained in English only.

March 2021

  • 2021-03-03 [DOWNLOADS]: Added new downloads for Luxembourg: download_lu_fourpp, download_lu_streets, download_lu_city, download_lu_full_streetnumbers.
  • 2021-03-03 [v1API]: fixed a bug where v1/distance returned by the distance call would be incorrect on certain postcodes.
  • 2021-03-03 [v2API]: Fixed a bug where some Belgian streets and postcodes would have multiple municipalities.
  • 2021-03-03 [v2API]: Added extra data to Luxembourg, results now also contain municipalities, cantons and districts.
  • 2021-03-03 [v2API]: Fixed a bug where some v2/suggest requests would take too long.

Februari 2021

  • 2021-02-04 [v2API]: Fixed a bug where the results were ordering differently after adding pagination.
  • 2021-02-04 [DOWNLOADS]: Fixed a bug in Belgium where some cities would not show in the downloads.
  • 2021-02-04 [v2API]: Fixed a bug in Belgium where some postalcodes incorrectly had multiple municipalities.

Januari 2021

  • 2021-01-05 [v2API]: Added new country Luxembourg as new v2 api endpoints.
  • 2021-01-05 [v2API]: Implemented pagination for the v2 suggest calls. Users are now able to request next and previous pages through the headers in the response.
  • 2021-01-05 [DOWNLOADS]: Fixed a bug for download_nl_gebruikersdoel_v1 and v2 where some streetnumbers were missing if they had an addition.
  • 2021-01-05 [DOWNLOADS]: Created new download download_be_city
  • 2021-01-20 [v1API]: Added new municipalities in NL.

December 2020

During this second COVID-19 wave, we've seen a further increase in API calls. We've again more than doubled our daily average since the first wave. We're now easily handling more than 5 million API calls on a daily basis. Our availability is monitored here.

  • 2020-12-19 [v1API]: DEPRECATION NOTICE. The v1/origin call is no longer advertised on the website. It's our least used API call (only 3 users), it also ties us to the Google Infrastructure. It remains functional until we worked out a migration path with the current users.
  • 2020-12-10 [v2API]: Fixed bug where some postcodes in Germany wouldn't have a latitude and longitude.
  • 2020-12-10 [v2API]: Api results are now deterministic and won't change order when the data is updated.
  • 2020-12-10 [v2API]: Fixed bug in v2/suggest/nl/street where the query was slow if it had to filter on a postalcode.
  • 2020-12-10 [v2API]: Fixed discrepancy in v2/suggest/nl/street where the same street would be returned multiple times if it had multiple postalcodes.
  • 2020-12-10 [v2API]: Improved error reporting to developers.

Oktober 2020

  • 2020-10-20 [v2API]: Added postnames to belgium suggest city.
  • 2020-10-20 [v2API]: v2/range/ is now implemented for NL and BE. This call returns all postal codes within a range of a given postal code or city.(NL documentation,BE documentation)
  • 2020-10-20 [v2API]: Updated documentation of v2 api.
  • 2020-10-20 [DOWNLOADS]: Added German translations for Belgium cities where applicable.
  • 2020-10-20 [v1API]: Fixed bug where adding non latin-1 characters would return error 500. It now returns a readable error.

September 2020

  • 2020-09-28 [v2API]: /v2/suggest/be/settlement now accepts city_parts and previous names of municipalities (a.k.a. postnames) and returns the correct settlement.
  • 2020-09-28 [v2API]: Belgium now uses cities and postnames correctly. There are no more double municipalites in the results.
  • 2020-09-28 [v2API]: Improvements for German dataset.
  • 2020-09-28 [v2API]: Postbusses are added to BE (documentation)
  • 2020-09-28 [v2API]: Fixed bug that crashed the instance for some NL calls.
  • 2020-09-28 [DOWNLOADS]: Added German translations for Belgium downloads.

August 2020

  • 2020-08-20 [v2API]: /v2/suggest/de searching ss of ß is now equivalent.
  • 2020-08-19 [v2API]: /v2/suggest now paginates results and makes certain queries using StreetNumberAndPremise quicker.
  • 2020-08-19 [v2API]: /v2/suggest allow filtering on postcode.
  • 2020-08-19 [v2API]: /v2/autocomplete accepts six position postcodes in varied notations.
  • 2020-08-19 [DOWNLOADS]: /v1/download updated fields in downloads to match actually used fields in csv files.
  • 2020-08-19 [DOWNLOADS]: Added fields to download_be_streets and others. Improve localised transaltions for city names.

July 2020

Since the first COVID-19 wave in The Netherlands, we've seen a massive increase in API calls. We've more than doubled our daily average. We're now handling 2 million API calls on a daily basis and we're preparing for further scaling. Some clients have experienced reduced availability in months April and May. We're confident error levels have returned to acceptible levels.

  • 2020-07-18 [v2API]: /v2/autocomplete/nl returns addresses containing a Postbus properly again.
  • 2020-07-03 [v2API]: /v2/suggest/de received bugfixes for two corner cases where the API could not assemble the correct results.
  • 2020-07-03 [v1API]: /v1/autocomplete now returns coordinates correctly for buildings that have more than one address in multiple streets.
  • 2020-07-03 [v2API]: /v2/suggest/nl returns a proper result for specific corner case situations.

June 2020

  • 2020-06-30 [v2API]: /v2/suggest can return multiple settlements when query contains a postcode for countries DE and BE. It includes translations.
  • 2020-06-30 [SUB]: Webshop subscription now has a limit of 5 webshops under one KvK account. It was unlimited.
  • 2020-06-30 [v1API]: /v1/autocomplete now returns several extra addressess with a premise that were previously not included in the dataset.
  • 2020-06-30 [DOWNLOADS]: DE download (de_custom_settlement_coordinates.csv) received a municipality column. This prevents 'double entries' that can now be differentiated.
  • 2020-06-30 [v2API]: /v2/suggest for NL, DE and BE with a StreetNumberAndPremise query is processed much faster now.
  • 2020-06-29 [WEB]: feature subscription table at the bottom of demo pages was missing the dev agency subscription. Also clears up licensing around the distance API call.
  • 2020-06-17 [SUB]: is now part of the regular Belgian downloads instead of a specials database.
  • 2020-06-17 [v2API]: /v2/suggest became faster and better tested.
  • 2020-06-17 [v2API]: /v2/autocomplete/nl no longer shows InvalidParameterError where it should show it is missing a parameter.
  • 2020-06-17 [v2API]: /v2/autocomplete/nl now contains postbus entries.
  • [CMS]: Orders (without invoice number) no longer pose as invoices. Payment instructions are also improved.
  • [APIv2]: /v2/autocomplete/de returns municipality information now.
  • [APIv2]: /v2/suggest more returned fields are now translated. The default translation is chosen based on the language spoken in that region.
  • [APIv2]: /v2 several api calls now support maxResults to limit the amount of results.
  • [APIv1]: /v1/autocomplete/nl was missing certain streetnumber/extension combinations in the dataset.
  • [APIv2]: /v2 handles non-ascii input properly now.
  • [APIv2]: /v2/feedback/de now implemented.
  • [APIv2]: /v2/suggest/NL is now working properly for all values passed as streetNumberAndPremise.

May 2020

  • [APIv1]: /v1/autocomplete for Belium no longer misses certainl four postition postcodes from the dataset.
  • [APIv2]: /v2/suggest/nl now has consistent ordering in returned values.