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7This site exists to act as a central repository for free UK
8postcode databases. Broadly speaking, free in this case means suitable for reuse without
9restriction.
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13Since this site was set up, the Ordnance Survey have released the full postcode
14database under an open licence. You can find the raw data for download under then name "Code-Point Open" on our site (<a href="/static/code-point-open/codepo_gb.zip">codepo_gb.zip</a>) as well as
15at the Ordnance Survey's <a href="http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/">Open Data</a> site. For Northern Ireland postcodes you might find <a href="http://jamiethompson.co.uk/web/2010/05/30/code-point-open-northern-ireland-addendum/">this blog post</a> useful. The original data is at the <a href="http://www.nisra.gov.uk/geography/default.asp6.htm">NISRA site</a>. A <a href="http://baroque.posterous.com/uk-postcode-latitudelongitude">walkthrough</a> on using both is available.
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18A geocoder has been put up by a third party at <a href="http://www.uk-postcodes.com/">http://www.uk-postcodes.com/</a>.
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20The previous projects that catalysed this side are collecting postcode data from the public
21and putting it into the public domain:
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24<li><a href="http://www.freethepostcode.org">freethepostcode.org</a></li>
25<li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/">npemap.org.uk</a></li>
26</ul>
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29Register for interest at <a href="http://urchin.earth.li/mailman/listinfo/freepostcodes-announce">http://urchin.earth.li/mailman/listinfo/freepostcodes-announce</a> or get involved at <a href="http://urchin.earth.li/mailman/listinfo/freepostcodes">http://urchin.earth.li/mailman/listinfo/freepostcodes</a> however it is likely that not much more
30will happen on these projects.
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