“Where is my nearest?” is a question often asked on the websites of organisations with multiple locations including; restaurants, cinemas and retail stores.

The facility allows a customer to enter their postcode, click a button and be given the branch name and address closest to the address provided. Currently included with our property level address validation solution Postcode Plus, the Nearest facility uses the Grid References supplied, to calculate the approximate linear distances between postcodes. Nearest allows distance calculations to be returned in three ways:

  1. 'As the Crow Flies'

  2. Drive distance

  3. Drive time

Driven by customer demand and genuine business requirements, AFD’s Enhanced Nearest calculation will provide an accurate travel time or distance to help your customers decide which restaurant, cinema or chemist they should visit.

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