UK Post codes!

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UK Post codes!

Postby eresen » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:15 pm

I would be very happy UK data would include Post code search!

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Re: UK Post codes!

Postby joshuaro » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:22 pm

Good call!
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Re: UK Post codes!

Postby waynemcdougall » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:30 pm

Choose "Drive to" and in the "Search address or Place" box enter

ukpostcode:tr13lh

or whatever postcode you are looking for. Don't put any spaces in the postcode
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Re:UK Post codes!

Postby dmcconachie » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:21 am

Good tip! Is this in the wiki??
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UK Post codes!

Postby hodgetts » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:56 am

That doesn't work for me using Waze 2.0 iPhone


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Re: Re:UK Post codes!

Postby waynemcdougall » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:42 am

dmcconachie wrote:Good tip! Is this in the wiki??


It is now. :-) But I'll just say "It's my own invention." Don't like unsolved problems.

But did it work for you, because...

hodgetts wrote:That doesn't work for me using Waze 2.0 iPhone


And yet it works for me using Waze 2.0 on iPhone, and I'm not in the UK.
Possibilities: 1. It doesn't work for all postcodes - can you give us one that doesn't work hodgetts?
2. There's no Waze map near the Postcode @hodgetts used
3. @hodgetts can't type or follow instructions :mrgreen:
4. Something I haven't thought about
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UK Post codes!

Postby hodgetts » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:33 am

I tried it for a number of postcodes I know are mapped in Waze. Here is the postcode I tried for my work (copy & paste to prove I can follow instructions)

ukpostcode:b775pz

Getting this solved would massively improve Waze.


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Re: UK Post codes!

Postby waynemcdougall » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:57 am

So I am very wrong. A systematic error in my tests. So it will only work in some cases. Back to the drawing board. Sorry @hodgetts
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Re: UK Post codes!

Postby waynemcdougall » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:25 am

So google local search gives the right answer but random letters and numbers give too many hits on the waze map. A client app change is probably needed.

I thought maybe I could fool it by adding some extra words to force a google local search. So b775pz sex works. But it depends on a sex related business being nearby the postcode. So probably a solution for the Uk at least :geek:
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Re: UK Post codes!

Postby support » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:08 pm

hi mates!

in the near future we will upload base maps to England's waze maps that already exist. afterwards we will eventually support post codes search. this process can take a while but we already started this process.


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