[Melbourne-pm] Stuff exchange web site design?

Gavin Carr gavin at openfusion.com.au
Tue Feb 10 01:47:07 PST 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 02:13:38AM +0000, Tim Hogard wrote:
> Failing that, does anyone have a free lat/long database for postcodes?

I do, if you just want the data. 

It's pretty easy to do yourself using free ABS data [1] and 
Postgresql/PostGIS. Mark Mansour has a great blog post on how to
get started with it at http://stateofflux.com/, but unfortunately
his blog got hacked recently and the permalinks are all broken.
The post is still there on the front page though - you just have
to scroll down a bit.

Let me know if just want a data dump, but doing it with PostGIS
gives you lots of power if you've got the time to set it up.


[1] http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/2923.0.30.0012006?OpenDocument

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