Saturday, August 26, 2017

GB postcode data for August 2017

I’ve uploaded the latest batch of postcode data from the ONS to my website. It all appears in order, but let me know if you spot any anomalies

8 comments:

Julie Main said...

Thanks! I've downloaded your file, however there are still post codes missing, however if I run your batch geocoder, they are there?

Chris Bell said...

Which postcodes are missing? If you're opening in Excel, the data will be truncated, there are separate downloads available here, https://www.doogal.co.uk/PostcodeDownloads.php

Julie Main said...

I ran it directly from the big file in csv through an analytics tool - I think there were just about 8k that weren't in the original csv - and of those I was looking up about 410 that failed the geocoding - which I don't think I'd get from anything but Tom Tom or something like that - if I google them they don't show anything - by the way, your service is great and apologies if I was hitting the server yesterday! I'm happy to send you my file?

Chris Bell said...

If you can send me some examples of postcodes that aren't showing up, that would be great. doogal at doogal dot co dot uk

Alison Healy said...

Really useful --could you add in the parish census code as well?

Chris Bell said...

Is that the same as the parish code shown here?
https://www.doogal.co.uk/Parish.php?parish=E04000342

Alison Healy said...

Yes --this doesn't appear in the GB CSV --the WARD/DISTRICT etc ones are in there but can't see parish code ---just some of the parish names not unique so cleaner to use ONS code when joining with other data

Chris Bell said...

I've added the parish code to the downloads