SKiN Software Release R68-2 - July 2019

We are pleased to confirm that the SKiN software has been updated. This update contains a number of different components which are detailed below. This data has been updated to reflect the changes to Postcode Geography supplied at Release 68-2.

What has changed?

KEY CHANGES AT R68-2

Please see below the key postcode changes that have occurred at this release:

  • New Postcodes added: Over 5,900 new Postcodes have been introduced with high concentrations in Northern Ireland (BT), East London (E) and Birmingham (B).
  • Invalid Postcodes removed: Over 3,000 Postcodes that were valid at the previous release, are no longer valid at R68-2.

HOW DO THE R67 CHANGES AFFECT YOU?

The data changes made within every update could have major implications when using Geoplan software for planning or analysis purposes. By ensuring the software is kept up to date, you can be confident in the accuracy of the relevant output, for example (but not limited to) the following:

  • Accurate plotting of customer or prospect locations.
  • Efficient and up to date sales territory structures.
  • Accurate sales performance analysis.
  • Correct targeting of market resource.

By not updating Geoplan Postcode software, systems will quickly become out of date and accuracy of analysis / results may be compromised. We therefore recommend that you apply your update at the earliest opportunity.

DETAILED CHANGES BY PRODUCT

SKiN Mapping Software

  • The R68-2 data is sourced from the June 2019 release of PAF, replacing the March 2019 (R68) PAF data.
  • New Postcodes added: Over 5,900 new Postcodes have been introduced with high concentrations in Northern Ireland (BT), East London (E) and Birmingham (B).
  • Invalid Postcodes removed: Over 3,000 Postcodes that were valid at the previous release, are no longer valid at R68-2.
  • Census Demographics: Data has been updated, by projecting the figures in line with the residential delivery counts at R68-2.

PAF Data

  • The R68-2 data is sourced from the June 2019 release of PAF, replacing the March 2019 (R68) PAF data.
  • The changes include a mixture of new addresses added, old addresses being removed and some addresses changed.
  • Postcode Level PAF - Number of records has increased by 2,879 from 2,054,669 at the previous release to 2,057,548 at R68-2.
  • Premise Level PAF - Number of records has increased by 76,365 from 30,470,610 at the previous release to 30,546,975 at R68-2.

Geopoint

  • 5,994 new Postcodes have been introduced with high concentrations in Northern Ireland (BT), East London (E) and Birmingham (B).
  • 3,050 postcodes that were available at R68, are no longer valid at R68-2.
  • Total number of postcodes at R68-2 is now 1,759,751 - an increase of 2,942.

Geopoint XT

  • The R68-2 product is now based on May 2019 postcode geography.
  • There are 5,171 new Postcodes in R68-2.
  • There are 9,835 postcodes from the previous supply that are no longer valid in R68-2.
  • The total Number of Postcodes at R68-2 has decreased by 4,364 from 1,762,243 to 1,757,579.

Geoplan XT Sector, District and Area Boundaries

  • The boundaries have been updated to reflect changes in the May 2019 postcode geography.

Geoplan XT Unit Boundaries

  • The boundaries have been updated to reflect changes in the May 2019 postcode geography.

SuperPro Postcode Sector Boundaries

  • Postcode Boundaries reflect the R68-2 data sourced from the June 2019 release of Royal Mail’s PAF data product.
  • Census Demographic data has been updated, by projecting the figures in line with the residential delivery counts at R68-2.

SuperPro Postcode Unit Boundaries

  • Postcode Boundaries reflect the R68-2 data sourced from the June 2019 release of Royal Mail's PAF data product.

Open Sector Boundaries

  • Postcode Boundaries reflect the R68-2 data sourced from the June 2019 release of Royal Mail's PAF data product.
  • Census Demographic data has been updated, by projecting the figures in line with the residential delivery counts at R68-2.

Geoplan Census Sector Pack

  • The R68-2 product includes 2011 census counts projected to reflect changes in residential delivery counts.

Administrative Boundaries

  • The R68-2 product is based on the May 2019 Boundary-Line release from Ordnance Survey