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bnes



Joined: 22/01/2007 13:22:17
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Hello,

First of all I would like to congratulate you for this great project and site.

I've been using the postalCodeSearch web service for translating postal codes into lat long info. The service works fine but it returns the same latlong position for different postal codes. More specifically, I'm trying to translate postal codes for spanish cities. For example, postal codes from 28001 to 28030 (postal codes from Madrid) all of them are referred to the same position (40.4/-3.683) and the same thing happends with other postal codes in other spanish cities.

I would like to know if it's common limitation or it's a problem due to lack of position information that will be improved in a future.

Thank you.
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Hola

At the moment we lack the necessary information for better accuracy, but we are working on it and sometime in the future this will change.

Cheers

Marc

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bnes



Joined: 22/01/2007 13:22:17
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Hi Marc,

Thank you for your answer. If you think I could contribute in any way to improve the accuracy of this information, please tell me the way and I'll do my best for helping you.

Greetings.
bnes
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Hi

I think we should be able to improve postal codes shortly.
You can help us find free data sets. The Ministerio de fomento for example has a lot of interesting data : http://www.idee.es

I have already asked twice whether we are allowed to use some of the IDEE (Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales de EspaƱa) data for geonames. So far I have not yet received an answer. Maybe you have more luck?

Regards

Marc

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