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Post Code Search

  • Hi Guys,

    I’m looking to have a field in my user’s profiles which contains a postcode. Other users should then be abl to carry out a postcode search and find all users close to the postcode search area.

    I’ve tried looking into geo, maps, etc but am really stuck.

    Does anyone have any pointers?

    Thanks guys.

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  • Ideally you need a postcode database, but depending on your country, you usually have to pay a fee for that data (the UK does).

    Another approach is to query Google Maps API and get the long/lat from there, and then it’s some math to compare against a given long/lat to find out the distance. It’s been a while since i’ve done that math, so you would have to google to find out.

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