(keitai-l) Re: GPS vs Japanese zip codes

From: Nick May <nick_at_kyushu.com>
Date: 12/02/05
Message-Id: <AEAA4FA4-281E-4BDD-997E-C3C107F49092@kyushu.com>
AFAIK something like:

815-0083, 4-8-12-303 designates a unique and specific address at a  
specific geographic location in the JP system, and is technically all  
that it required to send mail to that address.


On 2 Dec 2005, at 14:13, Kyle Barrow wrote:

> Japanese postal codes represent a postal address block with most
> mapping systems (Alps, etc.) placing you at the center of the block.
> The center can be thrown off when the block includes a wide river or
> body of water along its border.
> Kyle
> On Nov 29, 2005, at 13:34, Mr. Eric Hildum wrote:
>> Your first step will be to check if Japanese postal codes really do
>> correspond to geographic regions. Even in the US, they do not
>> actually indicate geographic regions, thus any application that
>> depends on them will definitely have problems. While you have success
>> with the first three digits, the next few are assigned in a number of
>> different ways.
>> (In the US, the zip code actually designate sorting centers, not
>> locations. The codes assigned to a location may not correspond to the
>> geographically closest center, and many codes have no meaningful
>> location at all.)
>> Eric Hildum
>> eric.hildum@mobileplay.com
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