[LRUG] looking up uk addresses from postcode
chrisjroos at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 07:27:01 PDT 2007
Do you need to get to street level? If not, you might be able to use
this list of UK outcodes to latitude/longitude. I used this data to
create a little website that returns json formatted postcode data
 http://seagul.co.uk/postcodes/se1 (se1 is just an example)
On 7/25/07, David Salgado <david at digitalronin.com> wrote:
> I've used postcodeanywhere, who were OK but a bit pricy IIRC, and also
> this outfit; http://www.overmap.co.uk
> They were fine, although they needed a bit of help with their algorithm
> that detected which bit of a string was the postcode! Given that a) that's
> their business, and b) it took all of 5 minutes to Google for a suitable
> regexp, that wasn't all that impressive, but the service itself seems OK.
> All the best
> On 25/07/07, Ed Davey < ed at veryreal.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > Does anyone have a recommendation for looking up addresses from UK
> > postcodes
> > in RoR?
> > I'm after an online service, pay per use with good doumentation (incl
> > Rails
> > same code ideally).
> > Came across this list on ruby-forum:
> > http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk
> > http://www.afd.co.uk
> > http://www.allies-computing.co.uk/pcodeweb.html
> > http://www.epostcode.com
> > of which the first and last seem promising.
> > Anyone got any recommendations?
> > Thanks
> > ED
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