[Talk-GB] Postcode centroids

Ed Loach ed at loach.me.uk
Fri Jan 21 10:03:09 GMT 2011

I can’t speak for Chris, but I don’t see any point in just adding
the centroids to the map as any satnav application already has
access to that data and can even keep it updated easier by keeping
it separate and just replacing the Opendata source file each time a
new version is released. 


I’m still not absolutely convinced that if we have all the roads and
house numbers that postcodes are even necessary (other than for
satnav users who are in the habit of entering them). Searching for
the address should find it with or without the postcode being
present. I can see they might be useful to distinguish between two
roads with the same name in the same town, but I think that is
fairly rare. 




From: Kevin Peat [mailto:kevin at kevinpeat.com] 
Sent: 21 January 2011 09:52
To: Chris Hill
Cc: Talk-GB
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Postcode centroids


Hello Chris,

I was wondering why you don't see any value in just adding the
postcode centroids to the map? 

There are probably 25000+ buildings in my area so it isn't feasible
for me to add them all and their addresses in less than a lifetime
whereas adding the postcode centroids would surely allow an instant
improvement in navigation for many users who are used to tapping a
postcode into their satnavs?



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