On 26/07/11 14:47, Kevin Brennan wrote:
> reflecting on this issue, I think if adopting a 'geo-location post code'
> system, it would be better to choose a system which can work worldwide rather
> than just local to Ireland. The reference origin can be determined based on a
> country code prefix (in most cases) or omitted for a local context. Of course
> this will be at the expense of a slightly longer code (2 extra digits
> excluding the cc prefix?) to accommodate the larger land masses, however imho
> it makes more sense to think globally.
No need. Unless new land masses are going to rise out of the ocean, the
existing system of ISO country code + local postcode is just fine. Most of
the world already has a postcode system of some kind, and it's very doubtful
that any world-wide geolocation postcode system would ever trump the existing
local one. Trying to make it universal would be overengineering the system
quite severely and make the code so long as to be useless locally.
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