Solved

How many Lat/Long for a single UK Postcode

Posted on 2016-11-29
5
27 Views
Last Modified: 2017-01-17
Hi guys,

How many number of Lat/Long a single UK Postcode can have?

regards,
0
Comment
Question by:shah36
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Lee Savidge
ID: 41905726
Postcode areas are not a set size. They're a division that holds a "number of addresses". Population density in a built up area could be very high for a given postcode, so the postcode area could be very small, whereas rural areas will be bigger.
0
 

Author Comment

by:shah36
ID: 41905871
Thanks for your answer Lee, I understand that each postcode can have number of addresses. Does the same applies to the Lat/Longs?
Can a postcode have number of Lat/Longs or is it one-to-one relationship between postcodes and lat/longs?
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:Lee Savidge
Lee Savidge earned 500 total points
ID: 41905895
There is no direct relationship between lat/long and a postcode. Lat/long points exist across the entire globe. If you pick a lat/long point on the UK map, there will be a postcode there. Check the map here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcodes_in_the_United_Kingdom

You can see each postcode area for the UK but there could be more than one lat/long point in it.

Every lat/long point in the UK will have a postcode under it, but not every postcode is a single lat/long point. They aren't related.
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee Savidge earned 500 total points
ID: 41905896
If you're looking to do a postcode lookup, you need access to the PAF database from the Royal Mail or use a webservice on the Internet that can do the lookup for you.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:shah36
ID: 41905926
Thanks a lot for your help. This answers my question.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I wrote this interesting script that really help me find jobs or procedures when working in a huge environment. I could I have written it as a Procedure but then I would have to have it on each machine or have a link to a server-related search that …
Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation component in data task flow is very useful for us to manage and control how data changes in SSIS.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
Via a live example, show how to setup several different housekeeping processes for a SQL Server.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now