I can't imagine (or don't want to) that there will be more that one
'winning' solution, so IMHO it is a battle to 'take over'.
Personally I would favour the winning system to be regulated in such a
way that the data is kept in the public domain.
I would also favour a system which allows me to control the link between
'post-code' and physical address/co-ordinate so I don't have to write to
500 people every time I move. There is already a co-ordinate system in
place which has worked quite well for some time, I don't see the need of
a fixed location code which maps to another fixed co-ordinate. Of course
self-management would also reduce any administration overhead.
On 19/08/2010 11:09, Dave Rynne wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:45:46 +0100, Kevin Brennan
> <kevin.brennan at redsquared.com> wrote:
>> I see that a commercial organisation (www.myloc8ion.com) are now 'taking
>>> over' what the government has failed to do - implement a post code
>> service in Ireland.
>> Not quite - they've come up with their "solution" for a post code system
> and have gained the backing of the likes of Garmin for it. While that's
> probably a big step in the right direction it's not quite 'taking over' the
> process. Also there's been a couple of other similar systems derived over
> the years -- which one is "best" is a matter of opinion really. Arguably
> some of those systems may be a little too exact/precise.
>> An Post have some internal system and initially said there was no need for
> a post code system but iirc they've changed their opinion on it since.
>> Sure let's just give the gov another 10 years and 100m to spend on it -
> it's what they'll probably do anyway.
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