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Code-Point Open

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  • Code-Point open over OS VectorMap Local
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Interested in getting started with geographical analysis of your customers, route planning or asset management? This is the dataset for you – and it's completely free.

Code-Point Open

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Code-Point Open

Benefits and key features

  • Enable users of your route-planning application to enter postcodes as their starting points and destinations.
  • Empower your website users to find houses for sale in particular postcodes.
  • Provide simple 'find my nearest' mobile applications.

An OS OpenData product

Code-Point Open is FREE to view, download and use for commercial, educational and personal purposes.

An OS OpenData product

Comprehensive

Royal Mail defines 1.8 million postcode units in England, Scotland and Wales – and they're all here.

Comprehensive

Additional attributes

Includes National Health Service and local government area codes down to ward level, as well as an indication of positional quality.

Additional attributes

Code-Point Open and Code-Point compared

Code-Point Open is a good dataset to understand your needs but you might find you need the extra information offered by Code-Point.

Data element Code-Point Open Code-Point
Postcode unitYY
EastingsYY
NorthingsYY
Positional quality indicatorYY
PO Box® indicatorNY
Total number of delivery pointsNY
Delivery pointsNY
Domestic delivery pointsNY
Non-domestic delivery pointsNY

Code-Point Open

Specifications

FormatComma separated values (CSV)
Data structureVector
AttributesPostcode units, eastings, northings, positional quality indicator, NHS regional health authority code, NHS health authority code, country code, administrative county code, administrative district code and administrative ward code.
Update frequencyQuarterly – February, May, August and November
SupplyOnline download and DVD
CoverageGreat Britain

Code-Point Open

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