Open Knowledge

Location datasets / 2014 100% 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? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (CSV)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Base officielle des codes postaux published by La Poste)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


La Poste now provides postcodes dataset as open data. Postcodes in France often cover several municipalities. The dataset can be completed with GEOFLA® data from IGN wich provides geo-referenced administrative boundaries also as open data.

Reviewer comments

This entry was revised to reflect recent changes with the publication of postcode data from La Poste as open data.



  • Pierre Chrzanowski


  • Pierre Chrzanowski