Eircode is the national address point code for Ireland. Compass Informatics are an Eircode Licensed Provider and so provide Eircode data and also associated services and tools.
Our Compass Eircode tool is outlined here – it allows the use of Eircode searches for example on websites, and the allocation of Eircodes to existing addresses. We also provide services to apply Eircodes to address databases.
Compass Eircode – Built on Best-Of-Breed Technology
The Compass Informatics Eircode tools are recently built and therefore use best-of-breed information technology and data architecture. It also benefits from the expert systems development team within Compass.
A flexible hosting infrastructure. We utilise Microsoft Azure hosting, whose capacity can scale and remain highly responsive. More than 66 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on MS Azure, which offers enterprise grade SLAs on services, 24/7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring.
Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. Microsoft were the first cloud provider recognized by the European Union’s data protection authorities their commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018.
The Compass Eircode toolset is coded by the Compass Informatics development team who are experts in standard .Net code. The toolset is fully open to customisation and enhancement ensuring an adaptable solution for client requirements.
Leading Search Capability
The Compass Eircode toolset utilises the Azure Search capability that indexes the Eircode data. Azure Search is a cloud search-as-a-service solution with advanced algorithms and features. For full details on the advanced features and capacity of Azure Search please see: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/search/
The Compass Eircode web service sits on top of Azure Search and provides 3 items of functionality of use:
Access to this Web Service is secured by tokens.
The API is fully documented and can be made available for other searches and functions. Two tokens are provided – one primary, and other secondary, to provide authentication to the API with the ability to migrate from one key to another for security purposes.
Widget for User Interface Integration
An auto-complete jQuery widget is provided to the Client. This widget integrates with the autocomplete web service outlined above. A mapping widget can also be provided as an option (we support both Open Source and Esri mapping technologies).