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1No, really...
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3Sorry for that lack of updates here. We do have jobs and lives outside this site I'm afraid.
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5Last time we thought we were doing well at just over 1000 postcodes. Now we have 10000!
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7This is thanks to publicity from <a
8href="http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1936557,00.html">The Guardian</a> and <a
9href="http://www.boingboing.net/2006/11/19/help_build_a_public_.html">BoingBoing</a> among others.
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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
13the list that we generated the <a
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.
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17I guess our next goal will be the complete set of outward and the
18number from the inward part, which we seem to be nearly half way
19towards. This will allow us to achieve accuracy across the whole country
20of a mile or so for pinpointing any location.
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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
24data so we can share your story on the website (though no
25guarantees).
26
27<b>Coming soon:</b> An API that allows you to query the location of a
28postcode using our database.
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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
33national grid lines on them. The War office editions have the gridlines
34over-printed, but not parallel with the edges of the maps, and the 7th
35edition maps are not going out of copyright for another 3-5 years. We
36still have no maps of Northern Ireland apart from our really low-res
37ones.
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