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allCountries.zip in /zip does NOT contain ALL GeoNames Postal Codes. Where to get ALL Postal Codes?  XML
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AGeoNamesUser



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The allCountries.zip in http://download.geonames.org/export/zip/ does NOT contain ALL GeoNames postal codes.

It only contains about 1,128,586 records.

For example, for the place name "Somersham", the allCountries.zip Postal Codes file only returns 1 result that has postal code "IP8".

However, the GeoNames web search tool returns 125 results for the same place name:

http://www.geonames.org/postalcode-search.html?q=somersham


Furthermore, searching for those extra postal codes that appear in the web search for "somersham" in the allCountries.zip results yields no results. So they are clearly missing from allCountries.zip file for postal codes.

Where can I download ALL the GeoNames postal codes that includes the COMPLETE set of postal codes as reflected in the web search tool?

Thank you.
marc



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The UK full codes are in GB_full.csv.zip .
The GB and allCountries file include the outwards codes only.

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AGeoNamesUser



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marc wrote:
The UK full codes are in GB_full.csv.zip .
The GB and allCountries file include the outwards codes only.

Marc 
Hi Marc,

Thank you for your reply.

Are there any other countries whose entire postal codes are not included in the allCountries.zip like with the UK?
marc



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At the moment GB is the only country with a large additional dataset.
NL will probably be next. Reason is that the granularity and size of these datasets is at least an order of magnitude different from the others: city coordinates vs block coordinates.

Regards

Marc

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