--- layout: post title: Another free postcode source date: '2008-09-21 21:47:14 +0100' mt_id: 183 blog_id: 4 post_id: 183 basename: another_free_postcode_source author: 'Nick Burch' ---

Since the beginning of the site, we have included data from Free The Postcode, which is another site dedicated to producing public domain postcode data. These entries show up on our maps with a purple marker (our data has a green marker).

From this week, we're pleased to announce we're including data from a second public domain, collaborative postcode project. This one is the Locating Postboxes project, run by Matthew Somerville. Some of the postboxes they locate have known postcodes, and this data is shown on our site with pink markers.

As with Free The Postcode, this data is imported into our site nightly. Our importer scripts are also open source, and available from here, which people are always welcome to use and improve