Free the Postcode!


Sun, Nov 1st, 2009 07:18 by capnasty NEWS

The postcode database -- which turns a postcode to a latitude/longitude and back -- is not free in the UK. In fact, it's very expensive. The Post Office owns it and sells it to various companies that make use of it for things like insurance or parcel tracking. If you have a GPS, you can submit your postal code, with your latitude and longitude, and help build a free database for everyone to use.



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