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A code of letters and digits used as part of a postal address to aid the sorting of mail

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Determining which US zipcodes map to more than one state or more than one city?

I'm using a zip code listing, and I am curious to know how many (or which) zip codes map to more than one US state or US city? For instance I know that Zip Code 42223 resolves to US Army, Fort ...
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Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries?

Where can I find the shapefiles for Canadian postal codes?
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Seeking Postcode Shapefiles for UK?

I am trying to find the shapefiles for postcode sector and districts in the UK. Specifically inside London. I know I can go and pay for these but I only really need to use them once. I want to ...
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Are there duplicate Zip codes in the US?

I am testing a solution for a tax calculation system, and some states have zip code ranges with specific taxes, so I need to know if there are zip codes that correspond to different locations. One ...
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Data source for determining postal codes given location?

What is the best data source for determining international postal codes given a latitude & longitude?
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How to calculate purchasing power on postcode level?

Does anyone know of an algorithm to calculate purchasing power on a postcode level? What source data is needed? Purchasing power on admin. level, population?
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US ZIP Codes +4 By State or County- Shapefile (or table/dbf)

I am looking for Zipcode data with the +4 digits at the end for a City (I can use it by state and clip the points to my municipal boundary). I called the post office and had no luck (national customer ...
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Creating/generating LDU polygon boundaries of Canada?

Back Ground on issue: http://www.opennorth.ca/2013/03/05/open-postal-code-data-now.html Related Question: Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries? Canada Postal Unit: LOR 1B7 Canada has ...
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UK Postcode boundaries [duplicate]

Before I go and pay is there a free source for UK Postcode Boundaries, ideally down to Postcode Sector level ("AA00 0" or even better "AA00 0A")? Failing that can I generate them in QGIS if I have ...
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Postal codes in shapefile overlapping

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Its basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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UK Postcode District Aggregation

I've had a request recently to generate a map which includes UK Postcode districts, ie aggregations of postcodes based on the first section of the code (NW2, B1, E11 etc.). From what I've read, these ...
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Postal code shapefile for france?

Can anyone tell me of an open source where I can get the shapefile for France at a postal code level?
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Producing map of higher level regions using postal codes in SAS only?

I have a map of Australian postal codes (technically a postal code shapefile downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Web Site) and I want to use this map to construct a higher level ...
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Using Czech republic (European) Postcodes in CartodDB?

I have dataset with columns country (contains only one country "Czech republic") and postcode (contains postcodes in NNNNN format) and other two cols (date and total). However when I try to use ...
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Convert a UK postal code to a city name?

Is there any service to convert a UK postal code to a city name? Does one postal code always map to one city, or to more than one? Is there a free web service to do this conversion for me?
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Load and display a large number of points using openlayers

I am using OpenLayers.Layer.Vector to load and display KML files. Some of the KML files have a large number of points in them (lets say around 20,000). I am surprised they load at all (in chrome), but ...
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QGIS Small Square Dots Appearing on Postcode Sector Polygons [duplicate]

I dissolved UK postcode polygons at the sector level to create the postcode sector polygons I need. However, I seem to have more postcode polygons than I expected, about 800 additional postcodes that ...
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Match polygons of two independently created shapefiles to create dataframe

I have two independently created shapefiles A) shapefile 1 lists the german postal codes and can be downloaded from https://blog.oraylis.de/2010/05/german-map-spatial-data-for-plz-postal-code-regions/...
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Complete list of UK postcodes plus their city, county, uk country

Is there a free data set of all current UK postcodes (about 1.7 million-ish) plus their city name, county and UK country (e.g. Liverpool, Merseyside, England) and ideally lat, long, east, northings?
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Where does Google get updated data about postal codes?

I have been searching for the most recent list of Postal Codes in US but I most of them are two or three years old. I did cross check them with the Google Maps, though most of them them were correct ...
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Postcodes mapping

I am new to GIS. I have a list of postcodes and I have to make a map, basically to show distance from a specific area. Concentric ring pull type of map. I don't know how to get my postcodes into a ...
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Looking for London postcode to area mapping data

I am looking for London postcode to area mapping data. I have reviewed several databases and API's and most resolve a postcode to at best a district and a ward, which doesn't correspond to the ...
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Where can I find a global geocoding dataset based on postal code?

I'm looking to purchase a dataset (with a contract for updates) of postal codes to lat/long and city names for as much of the world as possible. Ideally the data would look like: country_code ...
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USPS Zip Code Zone Information

I'm trying to display USPS Shipping Zone information but the section of the USPS site I used to scrape this information from has been broken for months and I'm wondering if anyone knows another way to ...
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The number of residential addresses/houses per zip code for Toronto, Canada

Would it be possible to obtain the number of residential address (or total number of houses) at the zip/postal code level (three digit level) for Toronto, Canada? Where might I find such information.
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API for Distances by Postal Code

I need to calculate a lot of distances between several cities in Germany which are identified by a postal code, e.g. 10115 for Berlin. I cannot use the Google Maps Distance Matrix API because it would ...
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Maps with numbers and postcodes using QGIS?

I have a list of UK postcodes and a number of participants in a survey. I would like to map the first three letters of the UK postcode and I would like a shape....a circular shape for example which ...
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Plotting Postal Codes from .csv Files in QGIS

I have Canadian postal code data that I would like to plot. This data is currently stored in a simple .csv file. At the moment the only other data I have is FSA data from Statistics Canada. Is ...
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Help finding Postcode Boundaries for The UK, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Brazil? [closed]

I would be forever grateful for anyone's help finding current Postal Code shapefiles for any or all of these countries. Spain Brazil UK Ireland Canada Free is obviously better but because I may use ...
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Japan Data: Postcode/Census

I'm primarily looking for a GIS data source for postal codes in Japan as well as census data for different scales of geography. Has anyone found a good source of these data sets that is in English?
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UK Postcode and London destination

New to this site... I'm working with Postcode regions in the UK and was wondering if anyone know if there is a dataset which give you postcode region and the most likely station destination within ...
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Seeking shapefile for postal codes/zip codes of India?

I have been searching for free/paid (preferably free) sources for postal code shapefiles for India. Does anyone know where I can find one?
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Polygons for postcodes in Spain [closed]

Is there a source (free or paid) for polygons of border coordinates for spanish postcodes? Google show this borders in google maps, but doesn't provide them.
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Variations in postal codes

I was wondering, are there many variations that postal codes can take around the world? For example, in Switzerland, every zip code is a four-digit number, but it can be written as XXXX or CH-XXXX. ...
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Seeking data for urban and rural areas of United Kingdom?

Is anyone aware of any (commercial) data sets that divide the UK into urban and rural areas based on admin data (e.g. outcode postcodes) and/or physical data (e.g. eastings and northing or lats and ...
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Spaces in postcodes preventing join?

I have a shapefile British Columbia with postal codes. The attribute table gives the codes with no spaces, eg V6P2A8. I am trying to join a csv file by postal code (the key I am using). My csv file ...
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Where can I find shapefiles or geospatial data for postal codes/ Código de Endereçamento Postal for Brazil

I am looking for shape files for Brazilian postal codes. I have looked at IBGE site and other sources but could not find anything. Free shape files will be better since we plan to use them for ...
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Can i get population of area, given coordinates or postal code?

I intend to classify areas based on the population or population density. By classify I mean whether the area is rural, urban or sub urban specifically in Europe. As a input I would have either postal ...
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Finding furthest distance between two UK buildings that share same postcode? [closed]

What is the furthest distance between two UK buildings that share the same postcode? I'm not sure how to find this out myself.
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France, georeferencing with postal codes not working in CartoDB

CartoDB is not georeferencing many of my locations in France. I am using postal codes, and specifying all of them are in France. CartoDB is able to georeference only about half of them. Any ideas?
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How to create postcode areas for country with none?

How are postcodes created? I know postcodes were first created by the Royal Mail in the United Kingdom. If I want to develop and create postcode areas for a new country, how do I go about it? ...
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How do I find major locations within postal codes from GeoNames?

I'm trying to narrow down my postal code table and limit the number or rows to 1 per postal code. I've not had a problem with Canada and the USA. However with Great Britain the data from GeoNames ...
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Identifying area code for a particular US city

I'm trying to build a query like: "tell me what area codes (telephony area codes) overlap San Francisco" which should return 415 and 628. Doing some google searches indicates that the US census data ...
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Seeking free API that allows to get state and city using name of country and postal code? [closed]

Original question: I create an web application and I need to obtain the information contained in the question on the backend side of my application. What I need the most is the automatic retrieval ...
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Postcode mapping different countries

We have a little side project running where we need to create maps of different countries containing postcodes and postcode area boundaries, which are put in a database. Those maps are supposed to be ...
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Map of Russia's administrative divisions

I'm looking for a map of the administrative divisions of Russia, on a rather local level. In Seeking polygon files corresponding to Russian Census? is presented a map on different levels, the most ...
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Create basic GB region postcode area map [duplicate]

I want to make a simple map of SW England that shows polygons over the postcode areas (e.g. EX1, PL19, each in an shaded area with boundary line). If I search the postcode area on Google Maps (online) ...
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European postal code shapes provider

I am looking for a single (paid) provider of postal (zip) code shapes (boundaries) for countries in Europe. I hope to find reliable partner with reasonable pricing and update policy. What I need are ...
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Is there a service or db to download or convert Postal Codes to Geo-Shapes / Polygons? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a service that converts Postal Code of Major European Cities to Geo Shapes (List of Lat/Lng) pairs like when you go to Google Maps and type for examples 10557 Berlin, and it draws ...
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Canada FSALDU 6-digit Postal Code Data Providers [closed]

I have been looking into finding point data for the Canadian 6-digit postal code (FSALDU). I have come up with 3 sources so far, 2 being far more expensive than the other. After speaking with the ...