[Talk-GB] Codepoint Open and postboxes

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Tue Apr 13 10:08:25 BST 2010

On 13/04/10 09:57, Tom Hughes wrote:
> On 13/04/10 09:49, Roger Slevin wrote:
>> I can assure you there are postcodes which represent postboxes which is why
>> Codepoint has a flag for them - but this quite important flag is not present
>> in Codepoint Open. The PO Box number is something completely different - but
>> each will have either a shared postcode (with other PO Boxes) or a unique
>> postcode (for bulk recipients) - but in both cases the coordinates are those
>> of the "delivery point" which is in the sorting office.   I know we have had
>> to ensure that we exclude them from public facing information services such
>> as traveline and Transport Direct (in which I am involved) .... but I don't
>> have access to the raw data to be able to test whether the codes have been
>> omitted from Codepoint Open, or whether they remain there with the location
>> set at the sorting office.
> I think I can answer "yes" to your question... In the Dracos list a few
> postboxes do indeed have postcodes show, for example EN11 8ER for one
> near me at Bridle Way North (postbox EN11 106) which is here:

Sorry, replied to the wrong list...


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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