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I am using MapPoint Europe 2k and am mapping data ....

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    I am using MapPoint Europe 2k and am mapping data sets to the UK. However I am finding that certain postcodes which exist on the Royal Mail Database such as CH47 5BH appear on MapPoint as CH472 or suchlike. Does anyone know why this is - it is proving to be problematic?

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    Thanks for your help, however I don't think I explained the issue that I have very well - I have posted another question slightly re-worded.

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    I don't know the specifics of how this happened, but unfortunately you can't edit the underlying data in MapPoint. You might consider sourcing the postcode data from a third-party and using an in-expensive GIS tool like Manifold or Caliper. Might run several hundred dollars in total. - Eric
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    This issue was common at the start of 2000 when the Royal Mail recoded many areas in the UK, frustratingly my postcode was changed. Royal Mail data is updated quarterly, however, off the shelf software with a fixed dataset like Mappoint and will always be slightly out of date with the dynamic way Royal Mail update their postcode data.

    It maybe something for the future, but I don't see why Microsoft can't send updated Royal Mail data through a patching system to Mappoint software to keep it updated.

    Regards,

    Stu.

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    The same could be said for the road data - infact all the data.
    As a full install, that data takes 1 CD...
    So each patch would be multi-MB perhaps tens of MB.

    I guess Microsoft don't think it is worth the hassle. As well as delivery costs, there are the data costs. Would you be prepared to pay a significant subscription fee for data upgrades?


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    I wouldn't pay an additional fee for data I should already have, ie geocoding GL1 1 to DN1 3 is obviously an error so I wouldn't pay for that data correction so that should be obtained free.

    I would pay for data that upgrades the software map and Royal Mail data but that would make redundant future versions of Mappoint.

    Regards,

    Stu.

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