AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR
AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR allows you to perform proximity based searches using Australian postcodes. By entering a postcode and a radius distance the script will return all postcodes that fall within the desired range. The distance between two postcodes can also be calculated. The class comes with a full AUSTRALIAN postcode database (SQL & CSV format) with coordinates (longitude, latitude) - the only such database available on the web. AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR can be utilised in a wide range of projects that draw upon proximity-based searches within Australia. AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR comes with PHP, ASP, VB.NET and Java classes to allow you to utilise this powerful database in your choice of programming language.
If the points of interest you are searching require more accuracy that a postcode match, you may want to consider AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR PRO.
You will need a MySQL database server to store the postcodes SQL data in, and PHP, VB.NET, ASP, or Java installed to use the class. An example script is included to test the installation.
Price: AUD$220 incl GST Click here to check currency conversion
Please note: Instant payment methods such as credit cards will result in immediate delivery of the full product. PayPal eCheck payers will receive the script, some examples, and a NSW only database while their payment clears. The full database will be sent automatically upon the payment clearing. By purchasing this product you agree to the restrictions set in the product license at the bottom of this page.
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What is the purpose of this product?
To calculate distances between two postcodes and to find which postcodes fall within a given radius. This information can then be used to match and display points of interest using the postcodes list returned. Example uses include: store locator, online community proximity searching, Google Maps centre point reference, services or points of interest proximity searching.
What is included?
- SQL and CSV file to create a postcode table in your database with Australian postcode data.
- PHP, VB.NET, ASP, and Java classes for Australian postcode distance and proximity calculations.
- Example script utilising the above classes and database (PHP, VB.NET, ASP, Java).
Does it include place names for each postcode?
No, the database contains only postcodes and their longitude/latitude values. For a placenames/suburbs database, please see our Aus Suburb Database.
Do I need some PHP/VB.NET/ASP/Java/SQL knowledge to integrate it in my website?
Yes, knowledge of PHP/VB.NET/ASP/Java and SQL knowledge is required. The classes are designed for web deveopers wishing to add proximity and distance-based calculations using postcodes to their client's website.
Are the files commented?
Yes, all files are well commented and not encrypted. You will get all lines of code which you can change or amend to match your site requirements and design.
Are the scripts available in any other programming language?
The classes are written in PHP and translated to ASP, VB.NET and Java. They can be easily ported to other languages by the purchaser.
Is a New Zealand version available?
The New Zealand postcode system is different to Australia - often assigning more than one postcode to individual suburbs. For this reason it is not able to be used for approximating latitude and longitude values. Please see the NZ SUBURB DATABASE product info page on this website for an alternative to postcode-based searching in New Zealand.
How can I pay?
An online payment via Credit Card or PayPal can be made by clicking on the relevant buttons at the top of this page. For customers who are unable to pay via Credit Card or PayPal, please view our traditional payment options.
How will you deliver AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR?
You will receive a ZIP archive sent directly in you email inbox containing all files listed above. The email address that we will use for delivery will be the same as supplied in your billing details.
How long do I have to wait for delivery?
The product is delivered immediately via email.
Who is using AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR?
Please contact me for a list of websites utilising Aus Postcode Locator.
Can I have a preview of the contents of the SQL table?
For a larger sample database, please download the Aus Postcode Locator sample.
How accurate is the database and how often is it updated?
The database is generated using official government-sourced data and processed using a series of proprietory scripts written by DreamscapeMedia. New postcodes are manually 'geocoded' to ensure the best accuracy is achieved.
The AUS POSTCODE LOCATOR database contains 3,331 postcodes with accurate postcode centroids values for each.
The database is reviewed every six months. Purchasers are notified of updates to the database via email and can purchase an update for $55 incl GST.
Please note that discretion should be used when considering to use postcodes to calculate nearby points of interest. 99% of Australia's population live in locations where postcodes provide an accurate method of plotting their approximate geographic location, however a handful of postcodes in rural Australia can span hundreds of kilometers, and can not be relied upon to calculate nearby points of interest. Please see this graphic to understand this visually. Searching using suburbs is a more accurate method of point of interest calculation (see Aus Suburb Database).
You may use this product in any project you or your business is directly involved with. You may not redistribute this product or a modified version of it. Your implementation of the product must not allow it's latitude and longitude values to be displayed on-screen or within accessible source code. A technique to avoid this is to round the latitude and longitude values to three decimal points before display. Please view the license agreement before purchasing.
What is your refund policy?
DreamscapeMedia assumes you are aware of the contents of this product upon purchasing. If you are unsure of what you are purchasing, please download a sample of the product to help make your assessment. No refunds are given for products on the basis of changing your mind or data discrepancies.
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