PE Post of Serbia has developed the following services based on the Geographic Information System (GIS):
- Sale of coordinate position of a house number on the map
- Sale of coordinate position of streets on the map
- Sale of coordinate position of PAK on the map
- Generation of alphanumerical data based on coordinate position of house number
- Generation of alphanumerical data based on coordinate position of PAK
- Sale of data on number of households on the level of house number*
- Delivery of data on number of households on the level of PAK*
*Sale of data on number of households on the level of house number/PAK shall be provided only as an additional information along with the previously purchased data on coordinate position of house number/PAK.
The Post of Serbia has been developing the Geographic Information System since 2002 aiming to analyse the territorial availability of postal service to the citizens, in order to rationalise transport and delivery of postal items.
The Post has geo-positioned (provided coordinates in the map) the complete street network of Serbia, i.e. around 103,000 kilometres of streets and roads. You may find length of streets and roads here.
Based on the information about addresses that postmen use when delivering mail, the Post of Serbia has geo-referenced some 900,000 house numbers in all the larger settlements within Serbia. Aiming to organise house mailboxes of postal services users, the base of all the households in Serbia was formed. Therefore, the Post of Serbia may provide to GIS services users also the information on the number of households for each house/building in the map. You may find a list of settlements with the number of geo-positioned buildings and the number of households here.
As regards the rural areas, where the houses have not yet been marked with numbers or on which the Post of Serbia has not positioned house numbers, the Post offers coordinate positions of PAKs. A polygon of PAK encompasses a set of buildings that belongs to a part of street. Apart from the range of house numbers that make that particular PAK, one may also obtain information on the number of households in that range. The Post of Serbia has geo-referenced over 113,000 PAKs on the entire Serbian territory, that may be found in the map within PAK browse.
Post of Serbia has developed a GIS portal and thus enable citizens and post service users to use GIS technology and Post of Serbia spatial data, as well as better view of the area in which the services are performed.
The Post of Serbia offers to its users the address standardisation service which provides that any detail of our user which includes address detail shall be geo-positioned.
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).
- Coordinate position of house number: 30 dinars (VAT excluded)
- Coordinate position of streets: 1 dinar per kilometre of street network (VAT excluded)
- Coordinate position of PAK: 60 dinars (VAT excluded)
- Generation of alphanumerical data based on coordinate position of house number: 20 dinars per house number included in the analysis
- Generation of alphanumerical data based on coordinate position of PAK: 10 dinars per PAK included in the analysis
- Information on number of households on the level of house number: 3 dinars per household (VAT excluded)
- Information on number of households on the level of PAK: 6 dinars per household (VAT excluded)
- 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.