Open Knowledge

Location datasets / 2014 0% 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? No (HTML)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No(as Postal Code Search - Jamaica published by Postal Codes Database)
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? No (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? No


As per Wikipedia: There was a plan to introduce postal codes in Jamaica, first announced on June 6, 2005. On February 12, 2007 it was announced that the postcode project had been suspended indefinitely.

The legacy postcodes are available from a third party service:

Site description: Based from the Postcode/Zipcode dataset, the cities are in alphabetical order. In order to find the city, you will have to click the letter. Then it will direct you to a list of cities. When you select the city name, you will find its postcode there. Then clicking the postcode will lead you to a map and while zooming in the map, you will find the city in its parish location.

Reviewer comments

Links checked and description is accurate.



  • Jenny Molloy


  • Bruce HooFung