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Romanian Postal Codes in OpenStreetMap

Posted by Strainu on October 11, 2010
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After a short discussion on the Romanian OSM mailing list, I decided to write a small Python script to import the postal code data from SIRUTA into OSM, cited as demanded by law 542/2008, art. 32. As cities have multiple postal codes, I had to settle for importing data for villages, hamlets and towns. Still, over 12.000 new entries were added to OpenStreetMap. I will surely be an important resource for people wanting to use coordinates – postal codes association freely.

For people wanting to peek at the code, you can find it here. It uses the OsmApi library and a stripped version of the dbf fron INSSE (converted to CSV), containing the following fields: siruta_code, village_name, postcode, postocde_source.

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Biblioteca metropolitană map

Posted by Strainu on October 17, 2008
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A while ago, I discovered the Bucharest City’s Library unofficial blog (now dead). It was written by two guys who wanted to promote reading and borrowing books from the Biblioteca Metropolitană. I wanted to help them, so I made a google map with all the public libraries in Bucharest. The link was in their sidebar for a long time, and I almost forgot about it until a few days ago, when I saw the blog was no more.

I think it would be a shame to just abandon this map, so here is the link to it: the map of all the public libraries in Bucharest / harta sucursalelor bibliotecii metropolitane Bucureşti.

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