|author||Harald Eilertsen <email@example.com>||2015-02-02 14:01:12 +0100|
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+Search postcodes for Norway
+This gem is a simple interface to the Norwegian postcode database published by Bring. It allows you to search for and retreive entries in the postcode database.
+A rake task is included to fetch the actual postcode data as published by Bring.
+In your Gemfile, add the following:
+ gem 'postcodes-norway'
+The run `bundle install` as usual.
+Fetch the data:
+ rake postcodes:fetch[output_dir]
+A file named "Postnummerregister_ansi.txt" will be placed in the specified `output_dir`.
+Initialize the library:
+ require 'postcodes-norway'
+Query for some postcodes:
+ p = PostCodes.search(1326)
+ puts p.city # => "LYSAKER"
+ puts p.municipality_name # => "BÆRUM"
+ puts p.county # => [2, "AKERSHUS"]
+ p1 = PostCodes.search('0666')
+ puts p1.city # => "OSLO"
+ puts p1.municipality_name # => "OSLO"
+ puts p1.county # => [3, "OSLO"]
+Feel free to send suggestions or pull requests.
+Copyright (C) 2015 Harald Eilertsen
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.