[Talk-GB] Import UK postcode data?
forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Wed Oct 2 12:57:54 UTC 2019
Whilst I'm not sure of the precise conclusions, this has been considered
many many times before. I think it may even have been done in some
places. I'd suggest a search of the list archives.
Note that this data is not suitable for reverse geo-coding, because I
don't believe it distinguishes between single business and area codes.
(Better would be to convince the general public that a proprietary
locator system is not the best way of providing a short code for an
On 02/10/2019 13:43, Russ Phillips via Talk-GB wrote:
> I'm wondering if it would be feasible and advisable to import the UK
> postcode data from OS OpenData Codepoint
> The licence is OSM compatible. My thinking was that we could create a
> node for each data point and set the addr:postcode tag. This would be
> useful for routing software like OsmAnd, since it would allow a user to
> enter a postcode as a destination.
> I'm happy to do the work, but the import guidelines
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines> say that imports
> should be discussed on the imports@ list and the appropriate local
> communities, hence this email.
> Russ Phillips
> Talk-GB mailing list
> Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
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