[OSM-talk] postcode idea

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Fri Mar 31 08:43:33 BST 2006

On 30 Mar 2006, at 10:22, Nick Hill wrote:
> Once we have a fairly complete open street map, with named segments  
> and localities, merging plain address data will give us a fairly  
> accurate postcode map. It will enable us to automatically attach  
> postcodes to a street. Once we put at which end number 1 is, or the  
> way the street is numbered (one side odd one side even or looped)  
> we will have enough data for a very accurate postcode map.

Plenty of places don't have streets :)

I live in an area where a single postcode can cover a number of farms  
and smallholdings in a way that wouldn't necessarily be easy to infer.

That's not to say it's not a good idea - just that the street thing  
won't work anything like everywhere.

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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