Height data could be encoded with the base 33 (vowels aren't a problem
with 2 characters) - two characters provide 1089 possible metre
designations. The highest point in Ireland is 1,038 metres - so it can
afford 60 metres below (or the use of brackets to denote negative,
since it would be rare enough).
On 12 July 2011 14:18, Rory Browne <rbmlist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Personally I think that if we're doing this, we should be as flexible
> as possible starting off.
>> I really like the idea that we start off with the relatively simple
> 4-char to indicate general area, followed by 2 more characters, if you
> wish to be more precise. How large is the current 4-letter area ( now
> that vowels, 1's 0's and S's ( or 5's ) have been removed? I would
> like the spec to allow for extending this, to include height. I'm not
> sure however how height should be represented.
>> The points stands that Postcodes don't have to do X, but the
> counterpoint is that we don't _need_ postcodes. While we're doing it
> however, I think we should make these codes as useful as possible.
>>> On 12 July 2011 13:58, Ian Spillane <iantheteacher at gmail.com> wrote:
>> All this is possible with a geolocation code combined with the
>> processors own database. Address databases will always exist.
>> Companies like An Post can still manage address databases to be sold
>> and licensed. It doesn't have to be central or official.
>>>> On 12 July 2011 13:51, Kevin Brennan <kevin.brennan at redsquared.com> wrote:
>>> - If a post code identifies a unique address it can be used as a check for
>>> illegible/incorrect addresses.
>>> - A post code identifying a unique address can have other purposes. As an
>>> example it's used in some countries to help identify legitimate delivery
>>> addresses and card transactions for online sales.
>>>>>> I'm not preaching it's the best way - I'm just pointing out what geolocation
>>> codes don't do.
>>>>>> On 12/07/2011 11:22, Paul Scollon wrote:
>>>>>>>> Should "It makes no allowance for people living in multi-story buildings
>>>> who will all end up with the same post code" matter? It the point of a
>>>> postcode not to get the postman to the geographical location when he can
>>>> then reference the rest of the address eg. Joe Bloggs, Apartment A? The
>>>> postcode does not replace the whole address, it's just an extra field to
>>>> help ease the process, no?
>>>>>>>>>>>> On 12/07/11 11:15, Kevin Brennan wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> It makes no allowance for people living in multi-story buildings who
>>>>> will all end up with the same post code.
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