[Talk-GB] UK Postcodes - Potential data source

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Tue Aug 28 10:04:24 BST 2012


On 28 August 2012 00:44, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:

> What I have in my mind is to grab each months data release from land
> registry (thus building up a good database of address + postcode), and then
> have some tool to visualise where we can match OSM addresses (without
> postcode) to these land reg addresses (with postcode).


I've not looked at the land registry license, but assuming this is legally
OK I think it's very sneaky, nice spot!

It would have the added advantage that such a database could encourage
people to add addresses in the first place, perhaps by listing all the
first part post codes (SE20, MK40, etc.) giving the percentage of entries
where the post code is attached to the address in OSM (complete) and the
percentage that have no corresponding addresses.

Nothing like a little friendly competition to spur people on.

Regards,
Tom

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