Muhamad Amin, Sara and Wilson, David (2014) Designing a Postcode System for Arbil City Iraq. International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 3 (5). pp. 379-383. ISSN 2010-3743

Abstract—Today, as a result of developing and expanding cities, postal systems need to be devised to include a more robust sense of adaption and expansion for the growing city. An issue surrounding most current postcode systems such as the American Zip code and the UK postcode is the lack of direction and distance from a given point such as a city or urban centre.

The aim of this study is to design a postcode system based on a sense of direction and distance from the central of an area. This paper presents a new method of postcode design that provides a sense direction by using a diagonal division with area classification numbers according to the main directions (North, South, East and West). As such, a postal region is divided into several zones by using the outward section of the proposed postcode to form a sense of distance from a central point. This proposed arrangement will be beneficial for developing countries that have the desire to start designing their own postcode system and will facilitate the improvement of postal delivery for developed countries.

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