[OSM-talk] Postcode tag

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Wed Jan 7 19:05:24 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 06:49:52PM -0000, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
> When I selected postal_code I was mindful that "postcode" is not used to
> denote the code universally. In the US its ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) code
> for instance. postal_code appeared to me to be sufficiently generic for our
> needs.

It’s also the same generic term that Wikipedia uses.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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