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5                <title>Free The Postcode!</title>
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72
73                        <h1>Free the postcode!</h1>
74      <table border="0">
75     
76        <tr><td align="center" width="800">
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97                        <p><img src="rmail.jpg">
98                        The postcode database - which turns a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_postcodes">postcode</a> to a
99                        latitude/longitude and back - is not free in the UK. In fact, it's very expensive. The
100                        <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Mail">Post Office</a> owns it and sells it to various companies that make
101                        use of it for things like insurance or parcel tracking. There are however many people who'd like to use it for
102                        non-profit purposes. Say you want to lay out events like free concerts / gigs on a map and you only have the postcode...
103                        you have to buy the database.
104      </p>
105      <p>                       Instead, wouldn't it be nice if it was free like zipcodes are in the US? To do this, you have to have a number of people
106      collaborating with GPS units who note positions and postcodes. Hence this site to collect that data.
107     
108      <table border="0"><tr><td>You can</td><td><form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
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112                  </form></td><td>to support the site, which is much appreciated.</td></tr></table>
113      </p>
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115               
116                <div id="content">
117                        <form action="http://www.freethepostcode.org/submit">
118                        <p>
119                        I, <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="email" size="23" value="someone@example.com"/> submit the following
120                        position:
121                        <label for="lat">latitude</label> <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" id="lat" name="lat" size="10" value="1.234567890"/>,
122                        <label for="lon">longitude</label> <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="lon" id="lon" size="10" value="1.234567890"/> (Remember to check positive or negative, 10 degrees West is  -10 and 10 degrees East is 10)
123                        which I personally collected with a GPS or derived from copyright-free data for the postcode:
124                        <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="postcode1" id="postcode1" size="7" value="SW1A"/>&nbsp;
125                        <input type="text" onclick="clearText(this);" name="postcode2" id="postcode2" size="7" value="0AA">
126                        and place the information in the public domain.
127                        </p>
128                        <p>
129                        <input type="submit" value="Submit"/>
130                        </p>
131                        </form>
132                        <p>
133      <strong>PLEASE ONLY ENTER DATA YOU YOURSELF HAVE COLLECTED WITH A GPS OR DERIVED FROM COPYRIGHT-FREE DATA</strong><br />
134      <strong>Other data may be copyrighted!</strong>
135                        </p>
136
137      </div>
138      <div>
139      </div>
140     
141               
142                <div id="smallprint">
143                        <h3>The small print</h3>
144        <p>If you'd like a copy of the current public domain list, it is <a href="http://www.freethepostcode.org/currentlist">here</a> (<a href="http://www.freethepostcode.org/currentlistlinked.html">html</a>).
145      Or, there is a geoRSS feed <a href="rss">here</a> with a map <a href="http://www.mapufacture.com/georss/map/show/24">here</a>. Stats are <a href="stats.html">here</a> and there is a progress table <a href="progress.txt">here</a>.
146      </p>
147                        <p>
148                        If you're interested in free geodata you should check out <a href="http://www.openstreetmap.org">openstreetmap</a> and <a href="http://www.opengeodata.org/">opengeodata</a>.
149                        </p>
150                        <p>
151                        For info on the geocoder, problems, questions or rants please see the <a href="http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/FreeThePostcode">wiki page</a> or  <a href="mailto:steve@asklater.com">mail me</a>.
152                        </p>
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