[OSM-dev] Postcode to LonLat tool

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sun Mar 25 10:13:40 BST 2012

On 25/03/12 00:25, Richard Ive wrote:
> Hey Community,
> I'm not sure this is the right section, but I'm going to assume it is 
> so i'm just going to let all the development people here know about a 
> tool I've been creating. It's a UK postcode geocoder.
> I've created this using NodeJS. I set myself a goal of learning 
> NodeJS, then deploying the project completely free of charge. Some how 
> I've achieved it which I'm quite proud of seeing as the postcode 
> database is about 1.7 million records and 400mb on disk. I do have the 
> great guys at http://nodester.com to thank for the free NodeJS 
> hosting, and the guys at http://dotcloud.com for their mongodb free 
> hosting too.
> It's still work in progress, I also know there are tools out there 
> that do the same thing. However, feel free to try it, criticise it or 
> just make any general suggestions :) In the future I want to add 
> features such as locating other postcodes within an X radius of a 
> searched postcode. I'll also make a distance calculator between two 
> postcodes.
> Enjoy!
> Rich
Funny how things somehow come along together. Last week I wrote a simple 
GB postcode finder too.


This incorporates the postcode tiles I maintain for overlays on editors 
or maps that need GB postcodes, more info at http://codepoint.raggedred.net

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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