Changeset 772


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Dec 2, 2016, 8:11:25 PM (3 years ago)
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Dominic Hargreaves
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    7979                        <p><img src="rmail.jpg">
    80                         The postcode database - which turns a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_postcodes">postcode</a> to a
    81                         latitude/longitude and back - is not free in the UK. In fact, it's very expensive. The
    82                         <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Mail">Post Office</a> owns it and sells it to various companies that make
    83                         use of it for things like insurance or parcel tracking. There are however many people who'd like to use it for
    84                         non-profit purposes. Say you want to lay out events like free concerts / gigs on a map and you only have the postcode...
    85                         you have to buy the database.
    86       </p>
    87       <p>                       Instead, wouldn't it be nice if it was free like zipcodes are in the US? To do this, you have to have a number of people
    88       collaborating with GPS units who note positions and postcodes. Hence this site to collect that data.
    8980      <p>
    9081        <strong>Update 2010-05-10: <a href="http://www.freepostcodes.org.uk/">Post code data from OS now freed</a></strong></p>
     82      <p>
     83        <strong>Update 2016-12-02</strong>New submissions are no longer being accepted on this site. The data will be available for another view weeks at least, but there is no ongoing maintenance. The freethepostcode.org domain has been transferred to the OSM Foundation and so the project in the future be revived by them.
     84       </p>
    9185                </div>
    9286               
    93                 <div id="content">
    94                         <form action="http://www.freethepostcode.org/submit" method="POST">
    95                         <p>
    96                         I, <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="email" size="23" value="someone@example.com"/> submit the following
    97                         position:
    98                         <label for="lat">latitude</label> <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" id="lat" name="lat" size="10" value="1.234567890"/>,
    99                         <label for="lon">longitude</label> <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="lon" id="lon" size="10" value="1.234567890"/> (Remember to check positive or negative, 10 degrees West is  -10 and 10 degrees East is 10)
    100                         which I personally collected with a GPS for the postcode:
    101                         <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="postcode1" id="postcode1" size="7" value="SW1A"/>&nbsp;
    102                         <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="postcode2" id="postcode2" size="7" value="0AA">
    103                         and place the information in the public domain, or if you are unable to do so, under the <a href="http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/">PDDL</a>.
    104                         </p>
    105                         <p>
    106                         <input type="submit" value="Submit"/>
    107                         </p>
    108                         </form>
    109                         <p>
    110       <strong>PLEASE ONLY ENTER DATA YOU YOURSELF HAVE COLLECTED WITH A GPS</strong><br />
    111       <strong>Other data may be copyrighted!</strong>
    112                         </p>
    113             <p><a href="privacy.html">privacy policy</a></p>
    114 
    115       </div>
    116       <div class="misc">
    117       <p>You can also submit postcodes to us using:
    118       <ul><li><a href="http://blog.johnmckerrell.com/ifreethepostcode/">ifreethepostcode</a> for the iPhone.</li>
    119       <li><a href="http://www.andnav.org/index.php/de/menu-improve-maps/menu-add-uk-postcode">andnav</a> for Android.</li>
    120       <li>An android app called 'freethepostcode' available in the Android market</li>
    121       <li><a href="http://www.trackmyjourney.co.uk/">Track My Journey</a>, a J2ME app for phones.</li>
    122       <li><a href="http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/freethepostcode/">Free The Postcode for Windows Mobile</a>, for Windows Mobile</li>
    123       </ul>
    124       <strong>NB: we can accept no responsibility for these third party applications.</strong>
    12587      <p>Some projects using our data:
    12688      <ul><li><a href="http://blog.davehawes.com/post/2009/06/09/A-geo-location-and-postcode-search-API-based-on-problems-Ie28099ve-solved-for-other-projects.aspx">A geo-location and postcode search API</a></li></ul>
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