Open Knowledge

Location datasets / 2014 10% open

Korea, Republic of

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 (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The zip code system is managed and maintained by the Government of South Korea. Korea Post is in charge of postal services and financial services by post offices.

Major Business Provide basic postal services of handling and delivering postal matters (General mails and parcels) Provide additional postal services (Registered mails, acceptance of postal matters at the customers' location, sales of local products by mail order, and postal errand service, etc.) Handling postal savings, postal money, order and postal giro Handling postal insurance

The standardized postal codes format is NNN-NNN, where N stands for any single number (0 to 9) and A stands for any single alphabet (A to Z). All the states, districts, cities and localities in South Korea are categorized based on this format with the initial digits generally indicating the state.

open API service

However, the geolocation data is missing. Therefore, the database does not exist.

Reviewer comments

Changed due to lack of geo location



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Mor Rubinstein