[Melbourne-pm] Postcode verification

David david at naturalpractice.com.au
Wed Feb 14 21:43:04 PST 2007


I built a small database with the longitude and latitude of every
postcode in Australia by querying the Google Maps API for just that reason.



Tim Hogard wrote:
>> Leigh Sharpe wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>>  Does anybody know of any method of looking up Australian postcodes?
>>> I need to validate the input on a postal address, and confirm that the 
>>> postcode given for the suburb is correct.
>>> A quick search of CPAN doesn't yield anything promising.
>> Neither of these do what you're asking for, but they may be useful.
>> 	Regexp::Common::zip  can verify the _format_ of Australian postcodes
>> 	Geo::PostalAddress   can be used to verify/generate addresses in
>> 	                      Australian format
>> If you write a module to deal with AusPost's database, you may want to work in 
>> the Geo::Postcode:: name space, and to conform to their existing interface.
> I wonder how many web sites would have better "find the nearest office"
> if any of the free data had coordinates in it as well.
> -tim
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