application idea

ian douglas id at
Mon Sep 17 08:02:17 CEST 2007

Tilman Baumann wrote:
> The biggest challenge would be a mapping from gps coordinates to 
> regions/postcodes or such.
> If you have this information, you could do all sorts of crazy stuff. But 
> i doubt these data would be very easy to get.

I've seen it at another contract I worked a year ago, but not sure if 
the GPS-to-US-zip-code data was freely available or a paid service. The 
database I used for my job there had the entire US postal code regions 
mapped out based on latitude/longitude so the data IS out there. Just a 
matter of seeing if it's free to download from somewhere. The database 
was gigantic though, I'm not sure it's something you'd want to store on 
the device itself.


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