My research involves calculating the distances between centroids of postcode sectors. In order to do this, I need to convert postcodes into latitude/longitude coordinates in large batches. It is important that I am able to obtain centroids of postcode sectors, and not of the full postcodes.

Is it possible to obtain that information anywhere? The only data I could find was on full postcodes.

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and welcome to the community. What about the weighted centroids of each LSOA district. However, it takes into consideration the LSOA code. I am not sure that you can find straight from postcodes into coordinates since the ONS works with the Geographical codes.


This data is not freely available, however, have a look at this project: http://www.freethepostcode.org/

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