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Hi.

Iā€™m Chris Pilkington, a something year old software engineer and a happily married father of 2. I enjoy using Linux, C++, OpenGL and Git. In my free time I tend to play videogames, program videogames, and write software of dubious value. This sort of thing will commonly be written about here.

Email: <firstname>.<lastname>@gmail.com

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  1. Hi Ollie,

    This is what I did:
    sudo yum install git java ant (Or “sudo apt-get install git java ant” in Ubuntu)
    git pull https://github.com/pilkch/postcodes.git
    cd postcodes/
    ant build
    ant Application

    If everything worked, there will now be these files in your postcodes folder:
    points_au.kml
    points_nz.kml
    points_nz2.kml

    No idea if they are correct for New Zealand, I only checked the center of Canberra, Australia and it looked pretty accurate. New Zealand is also split into 2 because there are 43,000 vs 16,000 in Australia and Google had a 10MB limit on kml file uploads last time I checked.

    Good luck! If you have any problems don’t hesitate to ask.

  2. Sorry, I’m new to github and the associated programming. Could you dumb it down a little?

  3. Hi Ollie,

    Basically you need to install these, how these are installed will vary depending on your platform, you can google them:
    git – For getting the code
    ant – For building the code
    java – For running the code

    Run these in a terminal:

    Get the code from the repo:
    git pull https://github.com/pilkch/postcodes.git

    Compile the application:
    cd postcodes/
    ant build

    Run the application (This might be “java Application”, I can’t remember):
    ant Application

    If everything worked, there will now be these files in your postcodes folder:
    points_au.kml
    points_nz.kml
    points_nz2.kml

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