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Deliveries to large numbers of flats within a single post code have been a problem

Spotted this on The Register and announced yesterday, GeoPlace has been formed through a joint venture partnership between the Ordnance Survey and the Local Government Group. This is a big step forward towards bringing together the confusing mix of licences, products and data sets available from which public and private sectors have to figure out addressing.
In almost every place I have lived, there has been a poor record in the Royal Mail database, mixed up flats, wrong numbers and delivery errors – I sincerely hope and believe that this step forward will help sort out this mess.