[Talk-GB] Locating Postboxes article Guardian
osm at raggedred.net
Thu Sep 17 18:10:17 BST 2009
As far as I can see all of the post codes for boxes are unique, so a
group of them related to a collection office do not share a post code.
The box very close to my house has the same post code as my house. The
collection office for here is in the next village with a quite different
That said, I expect there could be variability across the country - I
suspect that the list was compiled from locally created lists and the
criteria for each area could be different.
John Robert Peterson wrote:
> I'm pretty sure I heard from somewhere that the "post code" associated
> with the post box is actually a post code assosiated with the
> collection office, and that a house next to it can have a totally
> different post code.
> 2009/9/17 Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net <mailto:osm at raggedred.net>>
> Ciarán Mooney wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Also I've spoken to Draco in the past, and his website does not sync
> > with OSM. He has tried to get help with a mass import but the
> > discussion was rat-holed due to supposed problem deriving data from
> > Royal Mails postbox list.
> > I plan on emailing whoever responded to the original FOI request at
> > Royal Mail and see if we can get explicit permission to use the
> > Ciarán
> The original list contains a post code which Royal Mail might well be
> touchy about given the WikiLeak of their postcode DB. The location
> information is far too vague to position a box without a visit and
> sometimes a treasure hunt at which point the reference can usually be
> gathered (if the box hasn't been vandalised) but we can only get the
> post code from the Royal Mail, so good luck.
> Cheers, Chris
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