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Code-Point Open

Code-Point® Open is ideal for a variety of uses including planning journeys, performing analysis, managing assets (such as premises) or utilising postcode lookups.

Coverage

  • Mid. scale - regional

Data use

  • Addressing

Data format

  • Vector

Code-Point Open contains a list of all the current postcode units in Great Britain, each of which has a precise geographic location at a resolution of one metre.

Code-Point Open is also available as linked data.

Please note that Code-Point Open does not contain all of the information contained within Code-Point. The following table shows the differences between the two products:

Data element

Code-Point Open

Code-Point

Postcode unit

YY

Eastings

Y

Y

Northings

Y

Y

Positional quality indicator

Y

Y

PO Box® indicator

N

Y

Total number of delivery points

N

Y

Delivery points

N

Y

Domestic delivery points

N

Y

Non-domestic delivery points

N

Y

See also

Case studies

Transport Direct offers users a seamless door-to-door journey planner. It uses geographic information to offer reliable travel information so that people can make intelligent decisions about how and when to travel.

Learn how Powys County Council used geographic information to optimise its post office services.

How to use our data

We provide the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data in Great Britain.

Our data will need to be integrated in a Geographic Information System (GIS) to allow you to view, edit, overlay and manage different data formats and sources.

Our products, depending on their formats, will require different software. Some also require translation tools so please check with the system providers for the products you are interested in.

Have a look at our partner pages to learn more about solutions and services offered by our licensed partners.

Try it now

If you would like to start using this product straight away, please make use of the following options to get the most from OS OpenData:

Need more information?

If you want more details, there are a few options for you. You can contact us directly and talk to one of our Sales Advisers, or you can visit our comprehensive product support area that has lots of useful information and details about our products.

Contact us today

For technical support, visit our Code-Point Open support page or visit our OpenData support page.

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