Fact is that modern post office sorting has long since gone beyond such
sorting and the post office here use a geolocation database for sorting -
besides, routes change; and while the post office are happy with their own
internal database it would be useful for every other courier, supplier,
tradesman, emergency service to have a location code.
On 26 July 2011 11:48, Kevin Lyda <kevin at ie.suberic.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 13:32, Ian Spillane <iantheteacher at gmail.com>
> > Good news: a new interactive map is available for mapping and
> > generating OpenPostcodes:
>> I followed this thread for a while, but failed to comment due to
> travelling. I'm curious though about why you want to tie in GPS with
> a post code system. I get that it solves the problem of allocation,
> but at least in the States postal codes were related to the routes the
> post office used to deliver mail.
>> That doesn't preclude using a GPS based allocation, but having tools
> to sort arbitrary blocks of postal codes would be a requirement for a
> postal service.
> Kevin Lyda
> Dublin, Ireland
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