[OSM-talk] postcode idea
andy at hexten.net
Fri Mar 31 08:43:33 BST 2006
On 30 Mar 2006, at 10:22, Nick Hill wrote:
> Once we have a fairly complete open street map, with named segments
> and localities, merging plain address data will give us a fairly
> accurate postcode map. It will enable us to automatically attach
> postcodes to a street. Once we put at which end number 1 is, or the
> way the street is numbered (one side odd one side even or looped)
> we will have enough data for a very accurate postcode map.
Plenty of places don't have streets :)
I live in an area where a single postcode can cover a number of farms
and smallholdings in a way that wouldn't necessarily be easy to infer.
That's not to say it's not a good idea - just that the street thing
won't work anything like everywhere.
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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