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Nov 22, 2006, 10:32:00 AM (13 years ago)
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Dominic Hargreaves
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    1 No really...
     1No, really...
    22
    3 <p>Sorry for that lack of updates here. We do have jobs and lives outside this site I'm afraid.</p>
     3Sorry for that lack of updates here. We do have jobs and lives outside this site I'm afraid.
    44
    5 <p>Last time we thought we were doing well at just over 1000 postcodes. Now we have 10000!</p>
     5Last time we thought we were doing well at just over 1000 postcodes. Now we have 10000!
    66
    7 <p>This is thanks to publicity from <a
     7This is thanks to publicity from <a
    88href="http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1936557,00.html">The Guardian</a> and <a
    9 href="http://www.boingboing.net/2006/11/19/help_build_a_public_.html">BoingBoing</a> among others.</p>
     9href="http://www.boingboing.net/2006/11/19/help_build_a_public_.html">BoingBoing</a> among others.
    1010
    11 <p>The progress to the complete outward parts is doing very well. 77% is
    12 acutally most of the postcodes in England and Wales. It turns out that
     11Progress towards collecting a complete set of outward parts is very good.
     1277% is actually most of the postcodes in England and Wales. It turns out that
    1313the list that we generated the <a
    14 href="/stats/missing_district_stats.html">list of missing postcodes</a>
    15 from was not very accurate. We are probably very nearly there at the
    16 moment.</p>
     14href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/stats/missing_district_stats.html">list of missing postcodes</a>
     15from was not very accurate &mdash; we are probably very nearly there.
    1716
    18 <p>I guess our next goal will be the complete set of outward and the
     17I guess our next goal will be the complete set of outward and the
    1918number from the inward part, which we seem to be nearly half way
    20 towards. </p>
     19towards. This will allow us to achieve accuracy across the whole country
     20of a mile or so for pinpointing any location.
    2121
    22 <p>Thank you to everyone that has helped create our data, and do <a
    23 href="email:webmaster@npemap.org.uk">email us</a> if you are using our
     22Thank you to everyone that has helped create our data, and do <a
     23href="mailto:webmaster@npemap.org.uk">email us</a> if you are using our
    2424data so we can share your story on the website (though no
    25 gaurantees).</p>
     25guarantees).
    2626
    27 <p><b>Coming soon:</b> An API that allows you to query the location of a
    28 postcode using our database.</p>
     27<b>Coming soon:</b> An API that allows you to query the location of a
     28postcode using our database.
    2929
    30 <p><b>Latest news on Scotland:</b> We have some maps but nothing scanned. The Popular
    31 edition maps are going to be hard to authorectify as they don't have any
     30<b>Latest news on Scotland and Northern Ireland:</b>
     31We have some maps but nothing scanned. The Popular
     32Edition maps are going to be hard to orthorectify as they don't have any
    3233national grid lines on them. The War office editions have the gridlines
    3334over-printed, but not parallel with the edges of the maps, and the 7th
    3435edition maps are not going out of copyright for another 3-5 years. We
    3536still have no maps of Northern Ireland apart from our really low-res
    36 ones.</p>
     37ones.
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