[Talk-GB] UK Postcodes

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Mon Sep 26 10:25:38 UTC 2016

On 26/09/16 10:19, Owen Boswarva wrote:
> That could be done but it's not straightforward; you'll get a lot of
> overlapping postcode sectors and sectors with non-contiguous parts.
> GeoLytix produced an open dataset like that some time ago:
> http://blog.geolytix.net/tag/postcode-boundaries/

In my view, inferring polygons is something that should only be done in 
the data consumer, as they involve creating data that cannot be 
justified from the input data.

> On 26 September 2016 at 09:39, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl
> <mailto:colin.smale at xs4all.nl>> wrote:
>     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.

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