[Talk-us] Boundaries of cities used in postal addresses?

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Fri Nov 12 13:26:35 GMT 2010

On 11/12/10 7:18 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> Would it be possible to get the boundaries of the areas where a
> certain place name is accepted by the USPS in addresses? For example,
> any places not within the Orlando city limits have Orlando, FL
> addresses, and someone searching for said place is likely to type that
> into the search box. Are these simply combinations of areas covered by
> zip codes? If so, is there a suitable source for zip code boundaries,
> or are they copyrighted by the USPS?
zip codes don't properly correspond to geographic areas, that they
do is a common misconception. the USPS does not provide such
maps. i have seen maps which claim to show such boundaries but
they are all guesses by the mapmaker.


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