[OSM-dev] Straw man design for OSM postcode database creator

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Wed Feb 6 00:14:50 GMT 2008

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Tom Hughes wrote:
| In message <47A8A316.6060005 at arjam.net>
|           "Robert (Jamie) Munro" <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
|> Can we set up the home page so that if NPEMap / FreeThePostcode finds an
|> exact match, we just zoom straight to it, without asking Name Finder,
|> (and probably without displaying a sidebar). If it doesn't find an exact
|> match we list the namefinder results first, with the partial match
|> listed last. Also, can we make the zoom levels of the approximate
|> matches much lower than for exact or name finder matches.
| As you yourself have just demonstrated in your first post, the
| name finder results really aren't reliable enough for that. If
| anything I'm considering removing them again.

I think it's ok for the results to be bad as long as we indicate that
they might be bad. The main purpose of the maps on OSM's home page is
for people to see if their area has been mapped yet, and encourage
people to

The majority of postcode searches are good, or are obviously bad where
the area hasn't been mapped yet. The one in my other post was subtle and
rare - there was a building in one street that had a similar name to a
nearby street.

Robert (Jamie) Munro

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