[Talk-GB] Searching UK addresses on the osm.org website

phil at trigpoint.me.uk phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Mar 12 11:50:03 GMT 2012

I believe that the royal mail postcode database is copyright and so importing such data would probably be a no no.

Until recently I was a Ramblers Membership srcretary, and the problems caused by postcode allocation of new members, in particular around the county boundary led me to believe that postcodes are a very goog way of delivering the mail and are totally useless for any other purpose.

If we need a shortcode for entering an address how about a good old fashioned grid-reference?


On 12/03/2012 10:50 Dan Avis wrote:


Without wishing to descend into a license debate... (I've seen previous posts suggesting that *importing* the postcode database is at least contentious)

Is it possible to get the osm.org search box to return results of the full postcode database? The data's been geocoded already, and it wouldn't have to be imported in order for that to work.
I typically use only the postcode to find addresses, so it'd be handy.


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