[Talk-GB] OS OpenData now OGL

Gervase Markham gerv-gmane at gerv.net
Thu Feb 19 11:18:08 UTC 2015


On 19/02/15 11:11, Tom Hughes wrote:
> Why would it make any difference? As far as I know Nominatim already
> uses the Codepoint Open data?

Well, if it did, wouldn't it be able to find every postcode in Britain?
The "Results from OpenStreetMap Nominatim" section of the search results
often turns up results for postcodes other than the one requested.

Here are some neither FreeThePostcode nor Nominatim can find:

* S9 3DJ (should be Fay Crescent, Sheffield)
* EN1 2EE (should be Forsyth Place, Enfield)

Here are some Nominatim seems unable to find:

* EN2 0QG (gives a list of results for EN2 0QP)
* YO11 2TT (gives a list of results for YO11 2HD)


(Incidentally, when it does find an exact match, why on earth doesn't
it, you know, take the map to that location? That doesn't seem an
unreasonable expectation.)

Gerv




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