[Talk-us] Fwd: Postal Code Extract

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Aug 30 22:12:07 UTC 2013

You may want to double-check with the Post Office, to find out whether there is the possibility that there may legitimately be outliers in some cases.  I don't think the US Post Office guarantees that zip codes will always define a single polygon with no outliers.

Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Eric Fischer <enf at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Or if you just want the US zip code polygons and don't care if you
> get
> > them from OSM or somewhere else, you could just download the
> shapefile of
> > Census Zip Code Tabulation Areas from
> > http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2013/ZCTA5/
> >
> It's the OSM data I'm after. I'd like to do a test to make sure that
> there
> are no outliers. I would expect that I should be able to construct a
> polygon from zip codes. If not, then there it might mean an import
> problem.
> I'm going to try Mike's suggestion of increasing the timeout. I did
> increase it, but not as much as suggested.
> -- 
> Clifford
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