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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-18 13:58
Subject: Some publicly owned data to be open to the public
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Namely, as of next year, it appears that OS data will be open to all.

Now can we have the PostCode database open too?
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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2009-11-18 14:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, please. I have to use this Royal Mail limited site, http://postcode.royalmail.com/portal/rm/postcodefinder?catId=400145&pageId=pcaf_pc_search&gear=postcode, and a couple of others regularly. And don't get me started on 192.com.
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Gid
User: caerleon
Date: 2009-11-19 01:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Interesting.. can we now charge the government with "providing information useful to terrorists"?..
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Aldabra
User: aldabra
Date: 2009-11-19 11:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Postcode data is on Wikileaks.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/sep/16/wikileaks-postcode-file-free-data
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-19 11:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As noted, that's a static snapshot, slowly going out of date. For example, one of our staff moved into a new-build house last week, so hers quite possibly won't be included.

It's better than nothing, granted, but the proper up-to-date dynamic version is what's needed.
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