Temporary Canadian Postal Code Weirdness

Gamer Hell
  • News Category: Gamer Hell
  • By: Maelish
  • 03/23/2021 08:23 am

Hello Canadian gamers... and everyone else!

UPDATE:  This problem has been resolved. 

I noticed a problem with some new postal code lookups from our free Geolocation vendor LocationIQ.  The good news is that they will have it fixed in about a week.  The bad news is that it won't be fixed for at least a week.

If there is a new Canadian postal code not in our database, Find Gamers sends a query for the missing data.

For example, we queried for J0N 1G0 but the response dropped 1G0 and only sent us the data for the entire J0N region instead of the exact postal code geolocation data.  As you can assume, this is a bit of a problem.  

This is the type of data we get from LocationIQ:

[{"place_id":"77060","licence":"https:\/\/locationiq.com\/attribution","boundingbox":["45.5135","45.5135","-74.0534","-74.0534"],"lat":"45.5135","lon":"-74.0534","display_name":"R\u00e9gion d'Oka (Oka), Quebec, J0N, Canada","class":"place","type":"postcode","importance":0.1,"address":{"suburb":"R\u00e9gion d'Oka (Oka)","state":"Quebec","postcode":"J0N","country":"Canada","country_code":"ca","state_code":"qc","town":"R\u00e9gion d'Oka (Oka)","city":"R\u00e9gion d'Oka (Oka)"}}]

Until this is fixed in the next week, we might continue to receive some wrong data.  But when it's fixed, LocationIQ has promised to notify me.  I will then delete the bad data and manually fix the bad postal code data.  

That's it folks, so no worries.  I will update this news article when it's done.


  • avatar
    Maelish at 04/01/2021 11:14 am Although it's resolved, feel free to send Feedback if you still have any issues.
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