Meeting Centre of Gravity for UK Postcodes
Use this tool to find the best place to hold a meeting for its attendees by inputting their UK postcodes. The COG tool will then work out the centre of gravity for the meeting. This will be represented by a marker on the map.
Meeting COG Map
Input a list of UK postcodes. For example M60 7RA or EC3N 4DR
Postcodes must be in uppercase. Each postcode consists of two parts. The first part (outward postcode, or outcode) is separated by a single space from the second part (the inward postcode, or in-code).
Once you input the postcodes, this tool will work out where the best place is to hold the meeting. This will be a point on the map where, if all attendees could travel in a straight line to get to, would give the least combined travel time for them to meet up. You can enter full UK postcodes (incode & outcode) for more accuracy.
Yes, of course people cant travel in straight lines and they cant hold the meeting in a field, in the sea or in some strangers house if that is what the tools tells you. You are then expected to use that as a base from which to find a meeting venue close by, be it a pub, park or hotel etc..
Let us know if this tool comes in useful to you by posting a comment below. It will be interesting to find out how it is used.
Credit must be paid to DWS for a comment posted on the about page on 16th May 2008 suggesting this tool. Thanks.
- 11th May 2020 : Version 2.3 - Fixed bug when reporting a postcode not found
- 3rd February 2019 : Version 2.2 - Center marker now shows postcode of that location
- 26th January 2018 : Version 2.1 - Changed to Leaflet Maps
- 13th November 2013 : Version 2 - Implement Google Maps API V3
- 5th June 2008 : Version 1 - Get it up and running (rather than watch the start of Big Brother)
Comments For This Page
Used this to find some fair meeting points between 6 friends- very useful, thank you!
By Adam on 22nd August 2021
Matt, these are found when we test. Can you try again?
By Free Map Tools on 27th March 2021
Post does not recognized:
By matt on 27th March 2021
Loved this, thank you :)
On 2nd February 2021
All 3 are found when tested : https://ibb.co/RvsDrM6
By Free Map Tools on 29th January 2021
hello, I have put in three postcodes and none of them could be found. They are RG20 5PD, BA12 8AB and GU30 7la. I have tried them with a without a gap and in upper and lower case but all are rejected
By Richard Dalgleish on 28th January 2021
Hi Sue, could you provide some or all the 3 postcodes you input?
By Free Map Tools on 29th November 2020
Really wanted this to work but hasn't recognised any of my 3 postcodes
By Sue Wright on 29th November 2020
Great idea, but does not work. Didn%u2019t recognise all 3 postcodes I entered from different areas of the country.
By Matilda on 13th November 2020
Both YO25 9TG and PL19 9AN work fine when tested : https://ibb.co/d7LPyH8
By Free Map Tools on 2nd October 2020
Simply doesn't work-as with all the other .com tools I've looked at -will not recognise YO25 9TG OR PL19 9AN
On 2nd October 2020
Hi tried it again and hey presto it worked so it does work. Triangulated it by hand and the app was almost spot on. Well done but the result should be super quick or you will move on. Thanks anyway.
By Paul on 10th September 2020
Hi Paul, can you give examples of the postcodes you entered please?
By Free Map Tools on 9th September 2020
Great idea but your app doesn%u2019t work. Entered postcodes, press COG, then nothing. Rubbish app
By Paul on 9th September 2020
By Free Map Tools on 29th August 2020
The first sentence on this page says, "Use this tool to find the best place to hold a meeting for it's attendees by inputting their UK postcodes."
No apostrophe is needed in the word 'its' in that sentence.
By Michael on 29th August 2020
Graham, we believe this would work.
By Free Map Tools on 26th July 2020
If you need to find cog of (say) 50 postcodes can you find the post codes of 5 groups of 10 using the system, and then put these 5 into the system to produce an overall for the 50? Would this work?
By Graham Alan Slater on 26th July 2020
Hi Greg, it expects full postcodes (e.g. M26 4LW) not just the postcode sector.
By Free Map Tools on 11th May 2020
Weird just tried click find COG again and looks to have changed and now correct!
By Greg Thomson on 7th May 2020
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