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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:26 pm 
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eircodes are working in google maps now. seems it's in trial but pretty much working. it just locates a pin rather than lists the address.


Sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:10 pm 
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the mother was going on about a house in our townland that was sold for big money recently, no obvious contenders have been for sale publicly recently and of course there's no Eircode in the register entry so it's driving them nuts!! :)

How hard would it be to mandate this :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
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typing in a partial address [for certain addresses] in Google now suggests the full address with Eircode (Autocomplete)


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:22 pm 
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the mother was going on about a house in our townland that was sold for big money recently, no obvious contenders have been for sale publicly recently and of course there's no Eircode in the register entry so it's driving them nuts!! :)

How hard would it be to mandate this :roll:


The address in the register is pulled from the Revenue's property database. The solicitor puts the property ID into the e-stamping page and Revenue pulls the address. So inclusion of eircodes for future sales would involve Revenue adding eircodes to its existing property database. Presumably they'll get around to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
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http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/eirco ... -1.2972751

another poorly written screed from the worst columnist in Ireland (how does this valley girl prose get printed?). What is surprising are the comments - almost universally supportive of Eircode


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:49 am 
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Wow, I'd never actually read one of her articles. That is atrocious prose.


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:52 am 
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She really is terrible. She didn't even do sufficient research to find out that it has nothing to do with An Post ("An Post’s poorly designed postcode system should already have been returned to sender")

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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:03 am 
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I have to admit I was sceptical of Eircode and would have preferred a geolocation based system.
I have since come around and realized the benefits to state agencies, especially in the absence of a proper cadastre system as it at least gives every mailbox a unique ID.

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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
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marcexec wrote:
I have to admit I was sceptical of Eircode and would have preferred a geolocation based system.
I have since come around and realized the benefits to state agencies, especially in the absence of a proper cadastre system as it at least gives every mailbox a unique ID.


Yeah once you realise that most applications want a contact point, or delivery point, rather than a geographic point it makes much more sense than a pure geo-based system, which is ironically extremely ambiguous for many applications.

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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
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Mantissa wrote:
She really is terrible. She didn't even do sufficient research to find out that it has nothing to do with An Post ("An Post’s poorly designed postcode system should already have been returned to sender")

I thought that but maybe the subeditor is also a lazy idiot


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:21 am 
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slasher wrote:
I thought that but maybe the subeditor is also a lazy idiot


I wouldn't know where to begin correcting the grammatical errors in that piece. Whole sentences would have to be rewritten. The subeditor would effectively have to take ownership of what would still be a rubbish article at the end of the process.


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:38 am 
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I'm glad I'm not the only one spending my precious brain energy being annoyed about that article. Just because she never had to use a postcode herself, suddenly it's an 'issue' of national importance. I'm sick of these columnists being given free reign to spout off about stuff that just personally affects themselves.
The Eircode comes in very handy with more and more stuff being ordered online etc. So if some computer system messes up or omits half of your address, the Eircode alone on the address sticker will get to your specific house.
When Una Mulally ever has kids she will come to realise how Santa is beginning to rely on the Eircode more and more.


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
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Frankly I was staggered that she managed to pen an article without mentioning the LGBT community, abortion rights or Trump.

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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
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Everyone connected with Eircode spoke about how great it was going to be, all the while ignoring the fact that the lack of any intelligent design created a system that is illogical to the user. What was the point of spending €38 million on something so few are using? Sadly, we know no one will be taken to task over this. We specialise in rewarding mediocrity and shrugging off failures. Why would anyone be compelled to change that culture of failure when there are no consequences?

And sometimes, Una, mediocrity is rewarded with its own newspaper column. I do admire her willingness to attack a culture that has benefited her personally.


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 Post subject: Re: Post codes to be operational in 2 yrs
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What was the point of spending €38 million on something so few are using?


Other than:

- Revenue Commissioners
- eir
- Amazon
- An Post
- Google Maps
- The Ambulance service

Yeah, no-one important really..

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