[OSM-talk] UK post box data
shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sat Jul 5 16:51:11 BST 2008
On 5 Jul 2008, at 15:49, Tom Taylor wrote:
> On 5 Jul 2008, at 15:29, Shaun McDonald wrote:
>> The problem is that you are geocoding using Yahoo's geocoding
>> services. Which simply isn't compatible with the OSM licence. If you
>> were to use OSM or free the postcode data for doing the geocoding,
>> then you would be able to do it.
> Agreed, but Free The Postcode simply doesn't contain the density of
> data required. Until the Postcode Address File is released, I don't
> see a better way of doing it.
>> However postcodes are not very accurate, they get you to within a
>> quarter/half/full street.
> Again, agreed, but Royal Mail themselves don't hold any more accurate
Then it appears that we are going to need to survey them all. At least
we have some idea as to when they will be complete.
>> All post boxes in OSM are done more accurate than that. It would be
>> far better to say, there should be a post box somewhere in this
>> area, and there isn't one yet. Presenting this in a status page
>> online would be more useful. Someone done this for the railway
> Have you got a URL for this?
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