[Talk-GB] Import UK postcode data?

Russ Phillips Russ at PhillipsUK.org
Wed Oct 2 15:20:34 UTC 2019

I didn't know about that overlay, but I've just added it to JOSM. It 
looks very nifty, thanks :)


On 02/10/2019 14:20, Chris Hill wrote:
> I would not like to see that happen. OSM maps real objects, postcodes 
> are not real and only apply as a part of an object's address. They 
> apply to buildings (delivery points on buildings really). The 
> postcodes in Codepoint Open are centroids derived from a combination 
> of all the delivery points that share the postcode so are not at all 
> real-world objects.
> If you want to apply postcodes to addresses you can see the map 
> overlay I have produced which you can use in editors as an overlay: 
> https://codepoint.raggedred.net/  I will update it again shortly. You 
> can also derive postcodes from other open data sources such as FHRS data.
> -- 
> cheers
> Chris Hill (chillly)
> On 02/10/2019 13:43, Russ Phillips via Talk-GB wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm wondering if it would be feasible and advisable to import the UK 
>> postcode data from OS OpenData Codepoint 
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ordnance_Survey_OpenData#Code-Point_Open>.
>> 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
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