[Talk-GB] UK Postcodes

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 10:44:10 UTC 2016

It looks like the next UK Quarterly Project will be based on improving
address data for town centres using the food hygiene dataset. Why don't we
have a push generally on postcodes too, not limiting it to town centres?



On 26 September 2016 at 11:25, David Woolley <forums at david-woolley.me.uk>

> 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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