Open Knowledge

Location datasets / 2013 95% open

Isle of Man

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 (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (HTML)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The Isle of Man Government still owns the Isle of Man Post Office. Postcode searches require a registered email address (free) and rate limited to 10 searches per day.

The government IT department sells the postcode/geolocation dataset to a very small customer base of couriers, dairy co-operative doorstep milk delivery service, Tesco, etc.

An IT services company ( also resell geolocation datasets and data cleansing services.



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