[Talk-GB] UK Postcodes

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Sep 26 08:39:45 UTC 2016

How about deriving polygons for the postcode sector level (XX9 9) from
the centroid point cloud, and adding the polygons to OSM? I don't know
how many that would give, but it would be a whole lot less than 500k and
still at a very usable level.


On 2016-09-26 10:01, Gervase Markham wrote:

> On 25/09/16 21:47, Owen Boswarva wrote: 
>> I can't see any reason why there should be a problem using Code-Point
>> Open in OSM, now that Ordnance Survey has applied the Open Government
>> Licence in place of its own licence. If you read further down, the wiki
>> page gives examples of OSM projects that use Code-Point Open.
> OK, that's good news. What's the quickest route to getting Nominatim to
> understand this data set? File a Nominatim bug to get the search engine
> to import the data set directly? Or add 500,000ish points to OSM itself
> with something like type = "postcode_centre"?
> Gerv
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