Zipcode - Radius Advanced CB Search

13 years 7 months ago #17985 by palikari
My company has created a zipcode-radius search for Mosets Tree and Hot Property (ex: search for listings within 25, 50, or 100 miles of zip code 30022). We are porting it to community builder for my wife's social site. It is currently a single shot installation and has to be installed by hand. On the upside we do have public domain postal code databases for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and some European countries.

I am posting this to gauge the interest in the CB community in this component. If there is enough we will convert it to a full advanced search component so anyone running CB could install it easily.

Basically without having to make members' zipcodes public, a user could search for members within x miles of a zipcode they enter.

If you are interested, drop me a note or post here with any ideas/suggestions you have. If we do it we will need beta testers.

Mike
www.mymd.com
13 years 7 months ago #17999 by scubaguy
I'm very interested. I would also be interested in using the code to integrate a zipcode search for GigCalendar.

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13 years 7 months ago #18016 by GreenBoy
Im interested - especialy if it covers the UK post codes!?!

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13 years 7 months ago #18063 by beat
Cool B) . For which countries do you have the postalcode-geo-positions ?

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13 years 7 months ago #18426 by palikari
We are putting together a formal list of free postal codes/countries that I will post shortly.

The postal code table contains three columns.

Postal Code, Latitude, Longitude

The latitude and longitude represent the center of the postal code. Many countries have this data available. Some charge for it. We are trying to put together a free collection to cover most of the world.

For those with money to spend, we can integrate the following commercial postal code databases once they are purchased (most cost over 500 euros per country):

www.grcdi.nl/gfkmacon.htm

Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia Hercegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark (incl. Faeroe Islands and Greenland)
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
India
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Romania
Serbia-Montenegro
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom

-Mike
13 years 7 months ago #19136 by mosim
I would love to see this type of geographic search capability. I think it's necessary for any social network.
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