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Zip Code Lookup on a Map with ZeeMaps

ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service. ZeeMaps supports Zip Code Lookup, using the View -> Zip Code Lookup menu item on your map.

Zip Code Lookup for Texas

For example, suppose you want to lookup all Zip codes for the state of Texas. Highlight the state of Texas, using the Additions -> Highlight Regions -> States on your map.

Then, once the state of Texas has been highlighted, select the menu item View -> Zip Code Lookup, and click an the highlighted Texas region. You’ll get a list of all Zip Codes in Texas.

Zip Code Lookup result for Texas
Zip Code Lookup for Texas

The same feature can be used to lookup Zip Codes of a particular city, county, or an arbitrary building. You can click on a building to get the Zip Code of the building instead of the area. You are not limited to using pre-defined regions for doing a zip code lookup. Since ZeeMaps allows you to define arbitrary areas like  circles, rectangles, polygons and hand-drawn, you can lookup zip codes for any region on the map.

Unlike the US Postal Service’s Zip Code Lookup service, with ZeeMaps you can easily lookup zip codes for an entire region, instead of having to do it one zip code at a time.

When you click on an highlighted region, the lookup is done for the entire region. If you want to find the zip code for a point within an highlighted region, first click outside the region and then move the zip code locator to the point inside the highlighted region.

4 Comments

  • Posted September 27, 2016 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Do you have an API available to immediately return the city based on zip code? Or area code? I would be interested in using that.

    • zeemaps
      Posted September 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Turns out we do not have such an API. Sorry.

  • Posted October 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Thank for the information about the zip code lookup for Texas, very helpful.

  • Dennis
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this is an awesome way to do zip code look ups. This is very helpful when you are doing business consulting in different areas an you can’t remember the zip all the time. Thank you for showing us how to do it so easily.

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