dan goldberg -
April 16, 2009
We have improved the parsing capability of the address standardization and normalization platform to support PO Box addresses and USPS ZIP+5's. As part of this, we needed to change the existing API's, causing them to break. The reason for this is that until now we did not have a versioning scheme. Tsk tsk tsk, we know...
These changes mean that any existing scripts or services using the old API's will break and need to be updated to the new API's. Since this was the case, we also took the opportunity to better organize the services, so you will notice that the locations have changed as well.
To guard against breaking the API's this in the future, we have now added a versioning capability and plan to maintain backward compatibility with historical API's (for a reasonable amount of time) from this point forward.
The updated address parsing and standardization API's can be found here: https://geoservices.tamu.edu/Services/AddressNormalization/WebService/DeterministicNormalizationWebService.aspx
The updated geocoding API's can be found here: https://geoservices.tamu.edu/Services/Geocode/WebService/GeocoderWebService.aspx
We apologize for any inconveniences these changes cause. The versioning steps we have taken should prevent similar problems going forward. If you have any question, comments, run into any trouble, or need any help please contact us.