Opening up the postcode: now with Ireland Eircode Finder link and online Eircode routing code map. Eircode is however non-compulsory. You are free to use better.
The OpenPostcode opensource geolocation code automatically works from any location, everywhere you need, and not just postal addresses - with uses for infrastructure, inventory, agriculture, industry, tourism, field-work, search and rescue, and emergency service. (This predates Google's release of a similar system "Open Location Code" in April 2015.)
Send your location by email, SMS, or Twitter easily from your mobile handset.
Identify your location with a simple memorable, global, easily communicated, technology independent, short, language-friendly code.
Explore locations with Instagram, Flickr, Panoramia, Wikipedia, Twitter, Flight Radar, Marine Traffic (AIS), Waze Traffic, and ISS position and other astronomy information at your location.
Open Postcode generator and mapping, using the opensource Open Postcode format. Find, link to, and easily email, SMS text and tweet your current GPS location postcode. Map with OpenStreetMap, Google, Bing, Nokia Here and the Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI); and get directions to Open Postcode locations.
Ireland Postcode: Calculated to 8 characters plus checksum, 6 characters should be adequate for general addressing. Some will be less. Zoom out to produce and test shorter, easier codes. The checksum is optional. Use the code to text friends a location or to quickly record a location for yourself. Ideally Ireland would have an official postcode so that codes could be used for addressing and for use with emergency services and other location services such as roadside rescue. The app includes links to Hit The Road and Fix My Area services in Ireland.
Other geolocation codes are available for Ireland: Loc8Code and GoCode. Both achieve the same ends but are proprietary codes used under license. Only the OpenPostcode is freely calculated and used and is the most accurate code available. Geohash-36 calculations are also available. See www.OpenPostcode.org for more information.
For further information on the code, the calculations, and sample spreadsheets, see www.OpenPostcode.org.
Online at iemap.org. Support and contact details www.openpostcode.org.
Released on the LGPL - http://sourceforge.net/projects/openpostcode/
Includes Eircode finder link and online Eircode routing code map.