Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:40 am
seriousarsonist wrote:Hopefully they'll be properly geocoded
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:44 am
seriousarsonist wrote:I'd guess that google has at one time purchased the PAF database (now managed by OFCOM) and I'm pretty sure it isn't geocoded, so they've probably also purchased the OS cross reference database. Both of these contain a lot of errors, the geocoded reference database pin points (roughly) the averaged centre of the postal address, hence why google gets it so wonderfully wrong at times.
seriousarsonist wrote:I'd agree with internally adding postcodes, it would be a massive cost and a huge job without any real benefit to users. They only cover around 29 million delivery points and we'd have to add all the building numbers manually anyway. Allowing google search to find the address from the postcode and house number would be much more preferable.
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:11 pm
seriousarsonist wrote:As for other countries, I've no idea if they will even have similar or if waze/google has purchased their databases.
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:37 pm
helvete666 wrote:Anyone else seeing navigation to Postal Codes can now be done for the Irish post codes, Google/Waze must have got access to the database, checked on Apple Maps and they do not
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:27 pm
Tue May 06, 2014 9:28 am
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:51 pm
Eircodes will link easily with online maps, satnavs and smartphone maps. When you enter an Eircode for an address into such systems, you will be able to find its location and the route to get there.
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:31 pm
The first part of your Eircode (the Routing Key) will most likely be the same as the one for the houses around you.
The second part (Unique Identifier) will be different and unique to your home or premises. It will not be in sequence. This is to avoid the situation where a new building is created between two existing ones, and the code sequence would be broken, requiring all Eircodes in the area to be changed. This would be very disruptive.
While having a code with some in-built structure seems more intuitive, building and maintaining such a system would involve extensive geographic surveys to build it and subsequently, to maintain it – incurring more costs.
A structured unique identifier code would need to have more characters to make it future proof, thus making is harder to remember.
The flexible structure chosen for Eircode means it is future-proofed with no concerns over future capacity.
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:52 pm
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:08 pm
seriousarsonist wrote:As far as I know waze just pulls the postcodes from google, which can lead to some rather strange results. Not sure if they have any intention of integrating them at the moment