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OSM Post Office Progress in the 'ZE' Postal Area

Comparison of POL data from 2023‑09‑27 and OSM data from 2024‑04‑08 09:11:00 Z. The blue circles on the map are Post Office branches from the official list that haven't been matched to an OSM amenity=post_office object. The red circles are OSM amenity=post_office objects that haven't been matched to a branch on the official list. Pale blue circles are 'home service' branches (for which it's not clear if they should be mapped) and banches that were marked as 'temporarily closed' at the date of the official data. Pale red circles indicate an OSM object that has been identified as non-Post-Office-Ltd business that may still be correctly tagged as amenity=post_office. The green lines represent matches from the official data to OSM amenity=post_office objects (dark green for a match via a ref:pol_id tag, light green for a proximity match). For more information on how to use this map/data to improve OSM, see the Mapping Notes. For more data on the matched/unmatrched objects, see the tables below.

Post Offices on the POL list not matched to an OSM Object

These branches are listed in the official data but do not appear to have a correstponding amenity=post_office object in OpenStreetMap. The data may be sufficient to be able to add the branch directly, but a survey would normally be preferable to ensure the branch and its relation to its surroundings are mapped accurately.

Official ID Postcode Official Name
1315 ZE2 9JA Bigton Bigton, Shetland
15913 ZE2 9AX East Yell Aywick, East Yell, Shetland
16401 ZE2 9RS Eshaness Uradell, Eshaness, Shetland
110845 ZE2 9RW Hillswick Hillswick Shop Ltd, Hillswick, Shetland
167740 ZE1 0DL Lerwick 74-78 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland
15963 ZE2 9NJ Reawick Off B9071 Reawick, Shetland
2496 ZE2 9HH Sandwick Stove, Sandwick, Shetland
1989 ZE2 9PP Skellister Catfirth, Shetland
2731 ZE2 9LN Weisdale Weisdale, Shetland

OSM Objects not matched to a Post Office on the POL list

These are entries are OSM objected tagged with amenity=post_office, which have not been matched to a branch on the official list. Entries here could be due to: Former branches that have now closed, more than one object being tagged for a single post office, the official entry for a real Post Office being matched incorrectly to a different OSM object, other non-Post-Office outlets bing tagged with amenity=post_office. Not all of these entries will be errors in the OSM data, so be careful before making any edits. See the mapping notes.

OSM Object OSM Name OSM PO Ref Operator Brand Note Fixme Last Edit
n865471434 13y
n874276907 Check if exist - not found on Royal Mail branch finder nor post office list 2023 5m
n3841702355 8y
n773292084 Lerwick Post Office 4 Post Office 2y
n866970663 Ulsta Post Office 16281 2y

Note: The entries above are based on a larger rectangular bounding box, so may also include some unmatched OSM objects from neighbouring postal areas.

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by location

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by their location. If you can confirm the match, please add the appropriate ref:pol_id=* tag. But please do not rely on the location alone — some of the locations in the POL data are significantly displaced, or have not been updated following branch moves. See the mapping notes.

Nothing in this category.

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by ID

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by the ref:pol_id=* tag.

Official ID Postcode Official Name Official Address OSM Object OSM Name Tags B W MPC MOH Offset
1280 ZE2 9NB Aith Aith, Bixter, Shetland n773298069 Aith Post Office      35 m
2206 ZE2 9DP Baltasound Unst, Shetland n422649363 Baltasound Post Office      18 m
1354 ZE2 9NA Bixter Bixter, Shetland n1336151527 Bixter Post Office      42 m
2232 ZE2 9QG Brae Brae, Shetland n2994337049 Brae Post Office      29 m
1388 ZE2 9EL Bressay Bressay, Shetland n279553293 Bressay Post Office      4 m
17023 ZE2 9AY Burravoe Westerleigh, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland n866978849 Burravoe Post Office      477 m
2318 ZE2 9DD Cullivoe R S Henderson General Merchants, Cullivoe, Yell, Shetland n3899096202 Cullivoe Post Office      44 m
2349 ZE2 9JB Dunrossness Dunrossness, Shetland n3816936458 Dunrossness Post Office      10 m
2377 ZE2 9JU Fair Isle Fair Isle, Shetland n696008215 Fair Isle Post Office      260 m
1604 ZE2 9DJ Fetlar Fetlar, Shetland n869977938 Fetlar Post Office      9 m
1677 ZE1 0DE Freefield North Road, Shetland n324160495 Freefield Post Office      15 m
131448 ZE2 9LA Hamnavoe The Office Burra Public Hall, Roadside, Hamnavoe, Shetland n11310784656 Hamnavoe Post Office a    12 m
1858 ZE2 9RB Mossbank Mossbank House, Shetland w295680822 Mossbank Post Office      4 m
17022 ZE2 9RY North Roe North Roe, Shetland n2911983017 North Roe Post Office      921 m
145857 ZE2 9RT Ollaberry Ollaberry Industrial Estate, Ollaberry, Shetland n866675883 Ollaberry Post Office      2312 m
122755 ZE1 0TR Scalloway Main Street, Scalloway, Shetland n773292660 Scalloway Post Office      13 m
90167 ZE2 9AS Skerries West Isle, Out Skerries, Shetland n773292710 Skerries Post Office      296 m
2610 ZE2 9AA Symbister Whalsay, Shetland n869994157 Symbister Post Office      6 m
2120 ZE3 9JL Virkie Virkie, Shetland n6593268687 Virkie Post Office      5 m
2668 ZE2 9PF Walls Walls, Shetland n423206858 Walls Post Office      14 m

In the tables above the different letters in the 'Tags' column denote the presence of the following tags on the OSM object: a addr:housename=* or addr:housenumber=*; s shop=*; n note=*; f fixme=*. The purpose of these flags is to suggest when there might be sufficient information to make a positive match with the POL data, and to highlight any objects that may need checking.

For full details of data sources and import dates, see

Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). XAPI courtesy of Overpass API. Post Office Branch List from Post Office Ltd. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. The information may not be entirely up-to-date. The latest network information can be found in the official Post Office Branch Finder.