Edit: To be clearer this uses the local search in google search api, not the google maps api to do the geocoding which is much more accurate. The best way is to use Google Search Api.
Google API free does not have a UK license for postcodes hence the accuracy of using Google maps for store Locators is very poor.
Google Maps API. Information on UK Postcodes.
It’s this web service functionality that will provide us with free UK postcode lookup, something you normally have to pay for due to Royal Mail’s restrictive copyright policies. Note: In the following scripts I am assuming use of the Google Maps API Version 3.0.
Unlike other countries, the geographical information associated with UK postcodes is strictly controlled.
Using Google Maps API to look up a UK postcode to an address with a relatively high accuracy for free!
GB Postcodes. UK postcode districts.
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I have a set of data made up of a group of UK postcodes. Is there a way I can draw a boundary around these and highlight an area on google maps?