This is the next generation version of http://www.uk-postcodes.com. The functionality is largely unchanged, but improvements include:
- Better codebase (bye bye PHP)
- PostGIS backend
- (Hopefully) better support
- New design
- Easy setup for local installs
Running a local version
I've included all the necessary data in this repo (which I will keep updated). To get this up and running locally (I'm assuming you have Ruby installed).
Install PostgreSQL and PostGIS
psql -c 'CREATE USER root with SUPERUSER;' -U postgres psql -c 'CREATE DATABASE uk_postcodes_development;' -U postgres psql -d uk_postcodes_development -c 'CREATE SCHEMA postgis; CREATE EXTENSION postgis WITH SCHEMA postgis;' -U postgres
Clone the repo
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:theodi/uk-postcodes.git
Import the data
(This will take a couple of hours, so go outside and play, or something)
Run the app
Obviously if you're running this in production, you may need to do some other steps, but these steps should be all you need to get it running locally.