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TMF 673 and the creation/modification of GeographicAddress

  • 1.  TMF 673 and the creation/modification of GeographicAddress

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jul 26, 2021 12:57
    When I look through TMF673, it seems to be focused on two things: GeographicAddress validation & retrieval of existing GeographicAddress object. I don't see any operations for creating / updating / deleting an actual GeographicAddress from a system.

    Is there a different TMF specification that is used for creating / modifying the GeographicAddress?

    Two use cases that i have in mind:
    • Create a new GeographicAddress entry in the system that is used for address validation
    • An existing GeographicAddress entry needs to be updated because the official street name has changed


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    Derek Jew
    AT&T Inc.
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  • 2.  RE: TMF 673 and the creation/modification of GeographicAddress

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jul 27, 2021 01:33
    Hi Derek

    It seems to me that the TMF position is that geographic addresses are treated as external data, e.g. from a GIS system (government database, Google Maps, whatever), and so their management is outside the scope of service provider activity. So, as you stated, you can search/retrieve from GIS, and validate against GIS.

    We can argue whether this is a correct view or not, and indeed within Amdocs we have extended this API to allow exactly the use case you mention. If you have access to the Open API project you could open a CR in JIRA as a suggestion for this to be added. Let's anyway hear what colleagues such as @Ludovic Robert and @Stephen Harrop have to say.
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    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
    Any opinions and statements made by me on this forum are purely personal, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TM Forum or my employer.
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  • 3.  RE: TMF 673 and the creation/modification of GeographicAddress

    Posted Jul 28, 2021 04:06
    I think such a feature would be useful in the context of new sites and new network build as sometimes it takes a while for other sources of GIS data to catch up.

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    Derrick Evans
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