Free the postcode, was Re: [Herts] Re: Herts Digest, Vol 121, Issue 1

Dominic Hargreaves dom at
Mon Nov 27 22:31:23 GMT 2006

On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 06:13:26PM +0000, Steve Clark wrote:
> On Monday 27 November 2006 18:01, Robin Smith wrote:
> > It would be nice if was joined up to
> > openstreetmap as you could write nice overlays to find addresses etc.
> It may happen eventually as the projects are linked. They just have to take it 
> a step at a time. Meanwhile, you can add to the postcode database at
> as long as you can work out where things are on their old, out of copyright, 
> maps. This one used Free The Postcode to start with, but has added loads 
> more. I'm hoping they will merge their databases at some point.

Yes indeed, having a portal site with a web API and downloadable
databases of varying accuracies is in the pipeline - it just requires us
to have a little more time available :)



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