See the distance between an address and current location

The Geodistance check is used to confirm whether an individual's stated address and their current location are within a proximity threshold.

The proximity threshold is set in the data provider configuration.
This check is run via the API. It is not possible to run it via the portal.

Reading the results

Geodistance check

The Geodistance check works by calculating the distance between the two coordinates provided.

The check passes when the distance is within the threshold (set in the check configuration).

The check results show you the distance between the two points in miles.

The distance is measured as the direct path. It does not account for any mountains, rivers, etc.
The names of each location (e.g. Stated address) are set when the check is run, so you may see different names to the ones in this screenshot.

Additional checks may have been run to get the latitude and longitude of each location (e.g. Geocoding check and Device fraud detection check).

If additional checks were run, their results are displayed under those for the Geodistance check.

Geocoding check

A Geocoding check can be used to find the coordinates of the address provided in the profile.

The check results show the latitude and longitude determined for the address.

The check passes when the address is valid and the coordinates are determined.

This check is run via the API. It is not possible to run it via the portal.

Device fraud detection check

A Device fraud detection check run with TransUnion (formerly iovation) can be used to find the coordinates of a user's IP.

The check results show the latitude and longitude under IP location.

This check is run via the API. It is not possible to run it via the portal.
If the device transaction comes via an anonymous proxy, IP location says "proxy: anon".
For more information about what causes the check to return Passed, Failed, and Review results, see Configuring TransUnion (formerly iovation).


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