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Re: Zip code database?

 Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote: 
> On Jan 1, 2008 12:46 PM,  <[hidden email]> wrote: 
>> Does anyone know of a valid zip code database that can be downloaded? 
> I and my brother wrote a Store Finder utility for using 
> the ZCTA database which is free... 
Yea, the ZCTA database is more or less the one that I already have it 
comes from TIGER 2000. It is missing something like ~400 zip codes and 
lacks "alias" information like Dorchester instead of Boston. 

Your store finder is cool, we did something like it for a project a few 
years back, but if you use the raw ZCTA names, you won't be able to look 
for streets by canonical city names like Dorchester, Hyde Park, 
Manhattan, etc. 

What database do you use? I wrote a number of geographical/spherical 
routines for PostgreSQL. 

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