[talk-au] ABS postcode boundaries

Andrew Laughton laughton.andrew at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 23:29:07 BST 2009


2009/7/29 John Smith <delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com>

>
> --- On Wed, 29/7/09, Franc Carter <franc.carter at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I've created a set of .osm files from the ABS postcode
> > boundary data. Each
> > .osm file is a way that encloses the postcode, so that you
> > could use it to find the boundaries of that postcode.
>
> I know exactly the postcode boundaries of one postcode and others less
> specifically and I can say with complete certainty that the ABS is off a
> fair bit in places.
>
> At a guess it seems they shoe horned the postcode information into their
> existing boundaries, but it is wrong none the less, so the question is how
> much baby do we throw out with the bath water?
>


I vote put it all in, marked with the source, and as better data comes along
it can be (re)moved and the source updated.
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