[Talk-GB] Postcode data

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 19:54:56 GMT 2013


Hi Aidan,

Sounds like you have thought this through to ensure that this "import" will
work well in practice. I would be more satisfied if imports were to closed
ways with building=* only (as mentioned by others).

Have you seen the Land Registry 'price paid' open data that includes
addresses and postcodes. Matt had a go at creating a simple tool that
matches their data to OSM address tags [1]. It's a great start, but be
aware that the "nearby houses" only matches on street name and number so
you can end up with addresses in different towns. Also it's quickest if you
specify at least the first number after the space (e.g. CV4+8)

Rob


[1] http://milliams.dev.openstreetmap.org/postcodefinder/landregistry/
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