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django-postalcodes 0.3.0

Postal code management.

Latest Version: 0.4.0

Django Postal Codes
===================

A simple data model for storing postal codes with placenames and location.

Installing
----------

You can clone the repository and install from source::

python setup.py install

or use `pip` to install from PyPI::

pip install django-postalcodes

.. note::
Version 0.2+ requires a GIS backend (e.g. PostGIS). Migrating from 0.1 will
not be straightforward if you have existing data decimal data or do not
have a GIS backend.

Getting data
------------

Postal code data is available from a number of sources, typically on a country
by country basis. The United States Census Bureau maintains the `Gazetteer
database <http: www.census.gov="" geo="" www="" gazetteer="" gazette.html="">`_, including
detailed zip code data. The `GeoNames geographical database
<http: www.geonames.org="" export=""/>`_ also provides postal code data for
international postal codes (and other places).

The following data file can be used to prepopulate a PostGIS database with US
postalcodes complete with location.

* `US zip codes using state abbreviations <https: dl.dropbox.com="" u="" 6515401="" postalcodes="" postalcodes_gis_us.sql.zip="">`_ (879 KB)

These files pertain to the 0.1 release but may still be useful. They are based
on location via decimal fields, rather than a GIS point field.

* `International postal codes <http: dl.dropbox.com="" u="" 6515401="" postalcodes="" postalcodes_international.sql.zip="">`_ (9 MB)
* `US zip codes using state abbreviations <http: dl.dropbox.com="" u="" 6515401="" postalcodes="" postalcodes_us.sql.zip="">`_ (623 KB)

The data is licensed under the `Database Contents License <http: opendatacommons.org="" licenses="" dbcl="" 1.0=""/>`_.  
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