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Julian Skeels



Joined: 27/11/2007 15:35:04
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Simple one this... We occaisionally come across new postcodes that we would like to add to Geonames. What's the best way of doing this?
marc



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

We don't yet have a consistent way of adding new postal codes. We would like to integrate the postal codes with the main database. For some countries we have started to add them as alternate names with the pseudo language code 'post'. France is more or less complete.

You can add postal codes as alternate names to a place name, though they will not immediately appear in the postal code listing.
You can also send me a file and I insert the codes directly into the database.

Best

Marc

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GeoffI



Joined: 10/06/2008 22:01:59
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Hello Marc,

I attempted adding a Canadian postal code ('A1V 0A9') as an alternate name for Gander (populated place in NL), and found that whenever I inserted 'post' as the language code, an error was returned:

"invalid postal code format for country CA, the format is A9A 9A9*"

I believe the format of my input postal code matches the format in the error message, though I tried with the * at the end also just in case, and got the same error message.

Am I doing something wrong?

marc



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Hi GeoffI

Looks like a bug. I will investigate it as soon as I have time.

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Marc

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marc



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The bug has been fixed.

Marc

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eadjei


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Joined: 30/01/2018 09:49:57
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I added a postcode to this place - http://www.geonames.org/2639189/romsey.html and it appears to have been accepted, however it has been over 24 hours now and it is still not appearing in the search here http://www.geonames.org/postalcode-search.html?q=SO519AW&country=GB


what did I do wrong?
nikantmark



Joined: 29/11/2019 09:22:58
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Please add the postal code for the Delarö area of Stockholm: 13770. Sweden Post Confirmation - https://www.postnord.se/vara-verktyg/sok-postnummer-och-adress?countryCode=SE&query=13770
pencil87



Joined: 04/11/2014 10:58:41
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You can add postal codes as alternate names to a place name, though they will not immediately appear in the postal code listing.
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