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Postcode searching - find all contacts with 10 mile radius

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 34
Country: United Kingdom

Postcode searching - find all contacts with 10 mile radius

We're using ACT 2008. Is there any addon, or functionality in later versions, which would allow lookups to find, say, all contacts within X miles of a specific (UK) postcode?

 

Thanks

Bronze Super Contributor
Posts: 1,170
Country: USA

Re: Postcode searching - find all contacts with 10 mile radius

You might look into something called StreetWizard.  Not sure if it will do just what you want, but it is a start...

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Postcode searching - find all contacts with 10 mile radius

I'm not aware of any add-on that does this...

 

 Oneof the issues is that it would need to be quite heavily customised for each country as the post/zip code formats are not standard.

 

Also, because codes change boundaries from time to time or new codes are added (and not all are location specific), you need to subscribe to different databases for each country.

 

There are tools that calc distances between p/codes in the UK - http://www.postcode-info.co.uk/distances-between-postcodes.html

 

This means it could be done... if really important to you, let me know and I'll quote something