> be routed to. Geographic co-ordinates get you half-way there, but An Post
>> would still have to using some kind of mapping from post prefixes to sorting
>> offices, which would get in the way of manual sorting (which is still
>> necessary, even today).
Considering there is no post code being used at the moment (discounting
Dublin X) and considering An Post have continually stated a post code
system is not required in Ireland, why should it matter what post code
system is chosen for the sorting office, they obviously don't require it!
However the problems with the open system as proposed seem to me to be
(1) It makes no allowance for people living in multi-story buildings who
will all end up with the same post code.
(2) It does not provide for distinct code->address mapping since it
provides no distinction between an officially allocated 'post code' and
something made up by your neighbour (which happens to sit on your garden
fence because his GPS is not accurate).
(3) It does not allow sorting by administrative boundaries (however they
may be defined..perhaps by water rate tariff!)
These are pretty much fundamental problems with any 'co-ordinate based'
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