postcodeapi.net

A .NET library for consuming the Dutch postcodeapi.nu post code database. Uses RestSharp and Newtonsoft.Json. More information can be found on http://www.postcodeapi.nu. Access tokens can also be requested here. To contribute to the specification of this API, join the guys over at their repo: https://github.com/apiwise/postcodeapi.


Keywords
postcode, postcodeapi, dutch, post, code, nederlandse, api, open, data, bag, kadaster
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Install-Package postcodeapi.net -Version 2.1.0

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PostcodeAPI.Net

A .NET library for consuming the Dutch postcodeapi.nu post code database. Uses RestSharp and Newtonsoft.Json.

This .NET library wraps access to the Dutch Post Code API. It relies on RestSharp for request handling and Newtonsoft's JSON.NET library for deserialisation.

More information can be found on http://www.postcodeapi.nu. Access tokens can also be requested here. To contribute to the specification of this API, join the guys over at their repo: https://github.com/apiwise/postcodeapi.

Any contributions are welcome in the form of pull-requests.

Installation

NuGet NuGet

The package can be installed via NuGet: https://www.nuget.org/packages/postcodeapi.net/ or using the package manager console:

PM> Install-Package postcodeapi.net

Consuming the API using this library

Consumption is very easy after you have obtained an access key from the PostcodeAPI website.

// Instantiate the client with your API key
PostcodeApiClient client = new PostcodeApiClient("API KEY");

// Request address or postcode details with a (specific) postcode and an optional number
ApiHalResultWrapper result1 = client.GetAddress("1234AZ", 789);
ApiHalResultWrapper result2 = client.GetPostcodes("1234");

// ...or request information on a specific postcode
PostcodeArea result = client.GetPostcode("1097JR");

// ...or request information on a specific address using it's BAG identifier
Address addressInfo = client.GetAddressInfo("0268200000075156");

Working with the ApiHalResultWrapper

Since the API wraps its results in pages of ~20 items (HAL), the results are wrapped in a class. You can access the items by following the ApiHalResultWrapper.Embedded.Addresses and respective ApiHalResultWrapper.Embedded.Postcodes collections.

Checking your request limits

The API does not provide a call for requesting limits. Instead, these are passed back after each call. When you've instantiated the PostcodeApiClient and have made a first request (e.g. for a postcode) the following properties can be consulted:

client.RequestDayLimit; // null or a number
client.RequestsRemaining; // null or a number