[-SPAM-] Re: application idea

Casey Harkins caseyharkins at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 18:14:41 CEST 2007

David Pottage wrote:
> On Wed, September 19, 2007 12:00 pm, Ian Stirling wrote:
>> ian douglas wrote:
>>> Tilman Baumann wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Going to the 5 digit zips is easy - it's well under a meg.
>> 5 digit + 4 is a whole different matter.
> But is the data freely available, or is it constrained by copyright or the
> like.

There is public domain data for 5 digit zips in the US.


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