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Location datasets 35% open


What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (mdb, shp)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? No(as italian national post agency published by Poste Italiane)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The data of the Italian zipcode are available with a restricted form online (= captcha) The entire data set is for sale. The national open data agenda of the italian digital agency announces the release as open data in late 2014. Currently there are no confirmation. Poste Italiane doesn't offer also the address number. This resource is managed by local authorities. The Italian Institute of Statistics is also involved in this data, but doesn't release address numbers or streets with coordinates. The current status of the release of adddress numbers is in a study (often updated) by Cesare Gerbino

QA review - Changed the answered so they will refer to the dataset in bulk and not to the online application. Therefore - Publicly available, not for free, not online, is machine readable.

Reviewer comments

The postcode data is significantly divided geographically and legislative (different licenses provided by different regions/institutions). The linked study states: "The percentage of house numbers made available as such, and not <> from other themes, up from 10% to 25% of all information collected and then a good result in terms of growth (the first version saw a rate of 5% )". Thus, the data is not publicly available.



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  • Mor Rubinstein