[LRUG] looking up uk addresses from postcode

Chris Roos chrisjroos at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 08:47:32 PDT 2007

Hmm, I did wonder about the legality of the data.  I got this response from
the author of the article.

"The data has been gathered from a number of sources over a number of years
- e.g. people submitting corrections and updated information to me - so it's
practically impossible to establish who (*if anyone) "owns" it. I know that
some orginal data previously hosted at jibble.org was removed, rumour being
this was requested (demanded?) by royal mail - but i don't know if that was
true and whether they have any rights over the information in the form
provided on my website."

Not sure this really helps though...


On 7/25/07, Matthew Westcott <matthew.westcott at torchbox.com> wrote:
> On 25 Jul 2007, at 15:27, Chris Roos wrote:
> > Do you need to get to street level?  If not, you might be able to
> > use this[1] list of UK outcodes to latitude/longitude.  I used this
> > data to create a little website that returns json formatted
> > postcode data[2]
> >
> > [1] http://www.easypeasy.com/guides/article.php?article=64
> > [2] http://seagul.co.uk/postcodes/se1 (se1 is just an example)
> Unfortunately that data might not be as free as it claims to be, if
> such things concern you... I'm informed that that list (or one
> looking very similar to it) originated from http://www.jibble.org/
> ukpostcodes/ , where it's since been removed after the Post Office
> issued a take-down notice.
> Fortunately, the prefix data that http://www.npemap.org.uk/ has
> collected is now as good as complete (with the exception of Northern
> Ireland), if not more complete than the non-free data.
> - Matt
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