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Hi all, I am a newbie here. I have a list of postalcodes (with coordinates) of clients in my city. Can I upload the list to OSM and it will display the address location (as a dot or whatever)? This is used as visual distribution tool for me. Thank you in advance for your help Quang

asked 26 Sep '19, 17:12

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First of all, OpenStreetMap does not currently have information on post codes in Calgary so anything that depends on using post codes from OSM would not work, but as far as I understand you already have coordinates for (probably) centroids of the post code areas.

You cannot upload your data to OSM itself (because there it would be public, and the process of uploading would have to conform to certain rules that ensure there are no licensing or privacy issues etc.), but you can use a third-party site that can display arbitrary, even private, data sets on top of OSM. One such site is uMap (umap.openstreetmap.fr) where you can upload a CSV and view it on the map. Here's a (French) description on how to do it: https://f4eed.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/umap-comment-je-prepare-mes-couches-pour-umap/

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answered 26 Sep '19, 17:46

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