In order to improve the territorial availability of postal services and to rationalise the transport and delivery of postal items, the Post of Serbia has been developing the Geographical Information System – GIS, and in this field we offer the following services to our customers:
- Sales of the house number space position
- Sales of the PAK space position
- Sales of the number of households on the basis of the house number*
- Sales of the number of households on the basis of the PAK *
- Sales of the number of legal entities on the basis of the house number*
- Sales of the number of legal entities on the basis of the PAK*
- Sales of the streets space position
- Creation of the alphanumeric data based on the space position of the house number
- Creation of the alphanumeric data based on the PAK space position
*Sales of the number of households and legal entities on the basis of the house number/PAK are provided only as an additional information with the previously bought house number space position/PAK.
Sales of the house number space position
Based on the quality address data base of postal service users’ mailboxes, the Post of Serbia has georeferenced some 1,160,000 house numbers in all the major towns in Serbia.
In order to organize mailboxes of postal services users, the base of all households and legal entities in Serbia was formed, so we also offer the users of GIS the following services: Sales of the number of households on the basis of the house number and Sales of the number of the number of legal entities on the basis of the house number. With every house number space position, the Post of Serbia sales the information on the number of households and the number of legal entities as additional data.
Sales of the PAK space position
The Post of Serbia has georeferenced the space positions of PAKs in the entire territory of Serbia.
The PAK range includes the number of buildings which belong to a part of one street.
The Post of Serbia has georeferenced over 113.000 of PAKs, and you can see their positions on a map within the PAK search.
The services Sales of the number of households on the basis of the PAK and Sales of the number of legal entities on the basis of the PAK ensure that, beside the PAK range and house numbers included in it, our customers can also get the information on the number of households and legal entities.
Sales of the streets space position
The Post of Serbia has georeferenced the complete street network of Serbia, i.e. about 104,000 km of streets and roads.
Creation of the alphanumeric data based on the space position of the house number and Creation of the alphanumeric data based on the PAK space position are the services which imply different analyses of the space data of the Post or the data delivered by the customers themselves.
The Post also offers the service of recording and maintaining of address data, which ensures that any customer data which has the address component, can be positioned on a map.
Based on the data of Geographic Information System, various analyses are possible:
- analyses of territorial accessibility to facilities and users,
- planning of advertising material distribution,
- planning of routes,
- generation of address lists by zones,
- analysis of population density aiming to plan infrastructure capacities, or
- selection of the most favourable sites for opening of new facilities, etc.
Analysis of territorial access
Thematic map of settlements
Analysis of population density
Precision of ortho-photo image
The presentation of GIS for third parties can be downloaded here (707 MB).
- Whether the Post has geo-positioned all the facilities or just the legalised facilities?
The recording of the address registry and legality of facilities does not fall within the competences of the Post, so it does not possess such information. Considering that the items are delivered to any address no matter if the building is legalised or not, the Post has geo-positioned all the buildings on the regions where it possesses high-quality raster images. The quality of data available to the Post may be referred to as “field data”, i.e. the data available to the postman during delivery.
- Are there some additional attributes (street direction, traffic signalisation...) that the Post may provide along with the coordinate position of the street?
The Post is not able to provide information related to the street direction, number of tracks, connectivity of streets, or any other additional information related to the traffic signalisation.
The Post provides information on the code and street name with the coordinate position of the street.
Considering that there is no official codebook of streets for the entire Serbia (but only for Belgrade), the Post of Serbia has formed its own street Codebook. The Codebook consists of the official codes of the Belgrade city, as well as the codes of the Post for all the other streets of Serbia that the Post coded using the same methodology used for coding the official codes of the Belgrade streets.
According to the Post, over 30% of streets and roads in Serbia is not named. The Post has named the streets with no official name according to what postmen reported that the local population calls the street (“Road to Mill”, “Đukić End”, “Inter-local Road Orašje-Cernica”, ...).
The Post has denoted all the streets with some status (official or internal) that undoubtedly implies the origin of code or street name.
- Considering that the Post is not responsible for recording of address registry, names of streets and squares, the question is how much the data of the Post correspond to the official data?
The Post regularly follows the Official Gazettes of local self-governments that are in charge of naming streets and squares. When some local self-government announces new street name in the Official Gazettes, the Post immediately applies the new name and updates its database.
As soon as a new building is constructed and the owner hangs up the number and receives the first postal item (for example, electricity bill with the address), the postman reports the existence of the building and the number of households in it. Having in mind that the productivity of postmen is measured by the number of households living in it, the postmen are motivated to regularly report the new addresses.
In case that in some area the Republic Geodetic Authority, which is in charge of the address registry recording, performs the numbering of the buildings, but no household starts to apply the new number (has not hanged up the number, has not changed the address on the bills they receive), the postman cannot know that the new numbering of the building occurred. In this case the data of the Post defer from the official ones and present “field data”. Only after the citizens start to apply the new numbers, these numbers become applicable in the Post as well.
- What does the service Generation of alphanumerical data based on the geo-positioning mean?
With this service we offer various spatial data analyses as regards spatial data of the Post and/or spatial data that our users provide to us, which have an alphanumerical outcome (list of addresses, PAKs, ...).
For example, a legal person who uses the addressbase of the Post may open a new branch-office and wants to inform about it its users in the surrounding area. The legal person informs the Post about the particular area (a polygon depicted in the GoogleEarth), while the Post determines the PAK list referring to the particular area by sending the inquiry. Since it uses the addressbase of the Post, the information about PAK is related also to the clients of the above legal person. All the users living in a particular area may be easily selected based on the PAK list of the Post.