[Talk-GB] UK Postcodes

Owen Boswarva owen.boswarva at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 22:15:59 UTC 2016


Another OS OpenData dataset, OS Open Names, supports association of
postcode centroids with road names.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/os-open-names.html

Owen

On 25 September 2016 at 22:52, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> On 25/09/16 21:34, Gervase Markham wrote:
> > Does this not bother anyone else? It is just me? If it bothers lots of
> > people, why did those projects shut and why does no-one appear to be
> > doing anything about it? I kind of feel I must have missed something big
> > as this has seemed like an enormous glaring issue for years, but no-one
> > else seems bothered...
>
> CodePoint does not give road names, only a coordinate. What we need is
> to add postcodes to every road already in the OSM data. Perhaps that
> should be a quarterly project? Although in my book, since 'we' paid the
> council rates that paid for building the NSG (National Street Gazeteer),
> I see no reason that should not be downloadable data.
>
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