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1No, really...
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4Sorry for that lack of updates here. We do have jobs and lives outside this site I'm afraid.
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8Last time we thought we were doing well at just over 1000 postcodes. Now we have 10000!
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12This is thanks to publicity from <a
13href="http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1936557,00.html">The Guardian</a> and <a
14href="http://www.boingboing.net/2006/11/19/help_build_a_public_.html">BoingBoing</a> among others.
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18Progress towards collecting a complete set of outward parts is very good.
1977% is actually most of the postcodes in England and Wales. It turns out that
20the list that we generated the <a
21href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/stats/missing_district_stats.html">list of missing postcodes</a>
22from was not very accurate &mdash; we are probably very nearly there.
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26I guess our next goal will be the complete set of outward and the
27number from the inward part, which we seem to be nearly half way
28towards. This will allow us to achieve accuracy across the whole country
29of a mile or so for pinpointing any location.
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33Thank you to everyone that has helped create our data, and do <a
34href="mailto:webmaster@npemap.org.uk">email us</a> if you are using our
35data so we can share your story on the website (though no
36guarantees).
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39<p>
40<b>Coming soon:</b> An API that allows you to query the location of a
41postcode using our database.
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45<b>Latest news on Scotland and Northern Ireland:</b>
46We have some maps but nothing scanned. The Popular
47Edition maps are going to be hard to orthorectify as they don't have any
48national grid lines on them. The War office editions have the gridlines
49over-printed, but not parallel with the edges of the maps, and the 7th
50edition maps are not going out of copyright for another 3-5 years. We
51still have no maps of Northern Ireland apart from our really low-res
52ones.
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