[OSM-talk] Postcode searches in Namefinder

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 13:45:56 GMT 2008


2008/12/1 David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com>:
> On 01/12/2008 12:40, Shaun McDonald wrote:
>> Does the namefinder use any postcodes that have been added to node or
>> ways in the osm data?
>
> No: see my earlier reply to someone else who asked exactly the same
> question.
>


I'm guessing what's confusing people is where you're getting the
postcode data from.

So just quickly, that's:

 - full post code search: Google search on postcode looking for
address -> Namefinder search on address

 - prefix search, or post code used as area limiter:
http://trac.openstreetmap.org/browser/sites/namefinder/postcodeprefix.sql

The only question remaining being, where does that SQL file come from?
NPE maps, free the postcode etc I presume?

Dave




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