GetPincode uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the pincode of addresses. To get the best results, here are some tips.
The algorithm assigns increasing priority to words towards the right of the address. For example,
|Mumbai Nariman point collectors office||assigns a low weight to the word Mumbai|
|Collectors office Nariman point Mumbai||assigns the maximum weight to word Mumbai, then Nariman point and so on.|
If you know the partial pincode, you can use the wildcard keyword. For example,
|MG Road||Searches for all "MG Roads" in India|
|MG Road 400XXX||Searches for all "MG Roads" with pincode starting with 400 (mumbai) in India|
If a full pincode is mentioned in the address, it is given high weight. This could return the wrong pincode.
|Mumbai 380001||Will return 380001 despite it being the wrong pincode.|
Commas, Full-stops, semi-colons, dashes, slash etc are all ignored.
|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India||Same results if commas are removed.|
The algorithm corrects spellings and changes words. For example "Andheri W" becomes "Andheri West" or "Mombai" becomes "Mumbai". If you are not sure of the exact spelling combine with wildcard for best results.
|Mombai||Corrected to mumbai.|