[freepostcodes] Introduction

Dominic Hargreaves dom at earth.li
Thu Apr 1 14:17:10 BST 2010


On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 01:59:56PM +0100, Nick Burch wrote:
> In case people haven't seen, the OS+RM today released the full Code Point 
> database (postcode to easting, northing plus council/nhs details). The  
> license it's under is similar to a creative commons attribution v3  
> license.
>
> To a certain extent, that make make the aim of collecting a public domain 
> set of postcodes (as freethepostcode and npemap do) slightly less  
> important, but at least we do now have a free-ish dataset to check  
> ourselves against :)

Good news! A page about this data set is

http://data.gov.uk/dataset/os-code-point-open

but the link to the data, as well as the licence, currently appears
to be password protected. I guess they haven't quite released it
yet :)

News story at 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8597779.stm

Dominic.

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