[HOT] Addresses in Africa

Christian Ledermann christian.ledermann at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 09:01:43 UTC 2016

My experiences in Kenya are:

For individual areas the postcode is mostly unknown.
If you want to receive a letter you have to rent a PO Box at a post
office (which then also may serve as your 'address')
which has a postcodes

Postcodes are (mainly) useful for post offices (in Kenya).

House numbering is vastly inconsistent, and 'non linear'.

On 31 August 2016 at 20:08, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Basically Longitude and Latitude?  Transpose two numbers and its easily done
> and you have no address.  Having some redundancy in the address is helpful.
> Cheerio John
> On 31 August 2016 at 15:00, yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What about a geo referenced and scalable system like...coordinates? Postal
>> codes are based on inventaries of provinces,states,cities,streets... Ok,
>> when you don't have anything like this of the inventary is not correct or
>> not well implemented what about something will never fail? (coordinates)
>> yopaseopor
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Best Regards,

Christian Ledermann

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