Data mining

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Taco, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Taco

    Taco Member

    I got a hold of all the pickup locations. This excludes daily pickups and the like. Just letter boxes, customer centers, UPS Stores, and mail and ship places. It seems some people have figured out how to turn off caps lock WHILE OTHERS HAVE NOT.

    The top 10 CPAD notes, in order of most frequently occuring:

    Some of my favorites of all the CPAD notes:


    Isn't that the whole point of letter centers?

    I'd love a photo of this one. I've only ever seen four letter centers--the standard indoor and outdoor ones, the old gray one and the old huge brown one (big enough for a small person to climb in). Can't find it in Google Street view. ESSILOR USA, 1718 LAFAYETTE RD, INDIANAPOLIS IN



    There are about 40 boxes with two air pick up times. Most are in California. Notes are something along this line:
    Here's street view for one of those boxes outside the Oakland, CA center

    Here's a photo I took of the lid of one of the letter centers inside the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco:
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    And I looked at pickup times:

    The location with the latest ground pickup is at 23:45:
    900 GRADE LN, LOUISVILLE, KY
    LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE MAIN GUARD SHACK ENTRANCE TO WORLDPORT.

    For air--where else but WorldPort? 23:55:
    8100 AIR COMMERCE DR, LOUISVILLE, KY
    OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF THE UPS CUSTOMER COUNTER
    (Ground pickup time for that box is 16:30)

    There's also this one:
    AEGON CENTER
    400 W MARKET ST, LOUISVILLE, KY
    Pickup time listed as 23:00/16:30 for air/ground but CPAD says "IN THE HALLWAY TO THE PARKING GARAGE; AIR PICKUP TIME IS 12:10 A.M."
     
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    These are Drop Off locations using UPS jargon and hardly data mining since this is from a table located on ups.com.
     
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I lost interest after the first cpad note
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Some additional info for Oakland CA Pardee St:


    Drop Box Oakland CA.jpg
     
  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    ​You really need to get a real job?:wink2:
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2013
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    LOL - Not for at least 6 months.
    I promised myself and my wife.
    ​So far, so good.
     
  8. Taco

    Taco Member

    Data mining is looking for patterns in large sets of data. Yes it is the data that powers the locator at ups.com but no there is not some big file you just click to download.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I assumed you used an automated urlloader to return api datasets for postal codes.
     
  10. Taco

    Taco Member

    Haven't the slightest idea what that means. The locator API only does radius searches.
     
  11. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Very ominous. There's no way I would be able to resist touching it.
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If I was still working I wouldn't touch it but I would somehow get the next on/car sup or who ever rode with me to.