UK postcode validation. A Laravel 5+ facade/service provider for the GET methods of the API at postcodes.io
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Postcodes

A Laravel 5+ facade/service provider for the API methods at postcodes.io - useful for UK postcode validation and reverse geocoding: that is, determining postcode from lat, long coordinates. No fiddling around with api keys, authentication, necessary...

With thanks to https://postcodes.io

Installation

composer require codescheme/postcodes

For Laravel 5.5 Postcodes will be automatically discovered.

Edit /config/app.php and add the service provider to your providers array.

'providers' => [
	Codescheme\Postcodes\PostcodeServiceProvider::class,
]

Also here, add the alias:

'aliases' => [
	'Postcode' => Codescheme\Postcodes\Facades\Postcode::class,
]

Basic Example Laravel Usage

Return data for a given postcode

Route::get('/postcode', function(){
    $data = Postcode::postcodeLookup('SE21 8JL');
    print_r($data);
    return null;      
});	

Methods

Postcode::validate('SE31 9AX'); //returns boolean
Postcode::postcodeLookup('SE21 8JL');
Postcode::nearest('SE21 8JL');
Postcode::reverseGeocode(-0.397913, 51.44015); // long,lat
Postcode::autocomplete('RG1 3');
Postcode::outcodeLookup('SE21');

$postcodes = ['OX49 5NU', 'M32 0JG', 'NE30 1DP'];
Postcode::postcodeLookupBulk($postcodes);
	
$coordinates = [
    ['longitude' =>  0.629834723775309, 'latitude' => 51.7923246977375],
    ['longitude' => -2.49690382054704, 	'latitude' => 53.5351312861402]
    ];
Postcode::reverseGeocodeBulk($coordinates);

Testing

$ composer test