[Talk-GB] Import UK postcode data?

Edward Bainton bainton.ete at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 10:51:37 UTC 2019

My usual disclaimer that I have no great OSM expertise. Hopefully I can
give a newbie's/recently-a-non-editor's perspective.


> How about not needing to start Google Maps
> when searching for a location on the go?

would be reason enough to bring in postcodes in this way.

Even if they're not strictly 'on-the-ground', every rule needs exceptions
and the payoff from this exception would be _enormous_.

(And is anyway consistent with loc_name which is allowed even where the
name is nowhere written on signs on-the-ground?)

On Fri, 4 Oct 2019 at 11:20, David Woolley <forums at david-woolley.me.uk>

> On 04/10/2019 00:26, Dave F via Talk-GB wrote:
> > There's no point in importing to stand alone nodes as deliveries are
> > destined for buildings. Adding to streets is also pointless for the same
> > reason plus they can have multiple postcodes.
> Deliveries are to specific points on buildings.  In principle they could
> also be to US style post boxes, on the property boundary.
> (Actually, the human entrance for a building might be in a different
> post code area from the mail delivery point, although I can't think of
> good examples.)
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