[Talk-GB] UK Postcodes

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sun Sep 25 22:24:20 UTC 2016


Postcodes don't apply to a road, they apply to a collection of delivery points. Many, many roads have multiple postcodes. Some buildings have multiple postcodes. See my postcode page: http://codepoint.raggedred.net

Cheers (chillly)

On 25 September 2016 22:52:27 BST, 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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