.... you wait ages for one and then two come along together. I wrote previously about GPS Ireland's system and now Gerard O'Neill points us to TICode which, though it isn't calling itself a Post Code system seems, unless I'm greatly mistaken, to do exactly the same as GPS Ireland's system.
"So what is a TICode? Simply put, a TICode is a 7 character code which identifies any location in the island of Ireland to an accuracy of 7 meters squared. You can either search for your TICode using an address, or you can use an interactive map to find the TICode for any point on the island of Ireland. When you've found your TICode, you'll also be able to email the map to your friends, upload it to your Garmin SatNav or put it as a link on your website or email signature so people can find you."
Am I missing something here? Did TICode license GPS Ireland's system and if so why has it been launched first? Or is it just an incredible coincidence that they both came along together? Won't two competing systems create enormous confusion and seriously dent the hopes of either one becoming a de facto standard?