Boing Boing: Help build a public UK postcode database

I should be glad to discover that others are in the same stupid situation where Italy is: a private company is allowed by the government to hold a monopoly on basic data, like the ZIP codes (Codici di Avviamento Postale, CAP in Italian).

A group of Italian volunteers have rebuilt the database, although without geographical references and the list is distributed by Free Software Foundation Europe (in Italian only). UK’s approach is interesting too: check on the website.

Boing Boing: Help build a public UK postcode database
New Public Edition maps are trying to create a freely usable UK postcode database. The British Post Office owns the database of postcodes and their corresponding coordinates

2 thoughts on “Boing Boing: Help build a public UK postcode database

  1. The link from Free Software Foundation Italy is no active any more. Is it possible to get link for download Italian ZIP codes?

    Regards

    micronola

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