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Points of Interest

  • Points of Interest over OS MasterMap Topography Layer
  • Points of Interest over OS VectorMap Local
  • Points of Interest over OS VectorMap Local
  • Points of Interest over OS MasterMap Topography Layer and Imagery layer

If you need to to identify places by their use and function, as well as by their postal address or location, this is the dataset for you.

Points of Interest

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Points of Interest

Benefits and key features

    An incredibly versatile dataset, here are just some of the uses to which you can put Points of Interest:

    • Identify the type and purpose of different premises and what’s in the surrounding area for initial risk assessment.
    • Identify different services at the same address; for examaple. dispensing chemists may operate a pharmacy, an optician and a shop.
    • Track, monitor and analyse changing retail space of city centres over time.
    • Show the range of services and facilities in a particular area, such as accommodation, eating and places of interest.
    • Locate competitor assets to assist better business planning.
    • Analyse organisations’ proximity and accessibility to employees, transport links and component suppliers
    • Show how close people live to police stations, near which the risk of burglary tends to be lower.
    • Quickly locate local landmarks when responding to emergency calls.
    • Link crime clusters to potential trouble spots, such as cash machines and nightclubs.
    • Identify gaps in public service provision, such as doctors, dentists or public libraries.

    Comprehensive

    Points of Interest catalogues over 4 million places across Great Britain, grouped into more than 600 classifications.

    Comprehensive

    Wide-ranging

    Around 150 authoritative suppliers contribute to Points of Interest, providing a diverse range of information across all categories.

    Wide-ranging

    Beyond the address

    Over 45% of records fall into business type classes, enabling search and analysis by brand name and business type.

    Beyond the address

    Points of Interest

    Case studies

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    Licensing

    You can license Points of Interest under a range of different contractual terms, tailored to how you wish to use it.

    Find the right licence for you.

    Points of Interest

    Specifications

    ThemesAccommodation; eating and drinking; commercial services; attractions; sport and entertainment; education and health; public infrastructure; manufacturing and production; retail; transport
    Classification3-tier hierarchical classification (9 groups, 52 categories and 616 classes).
    Key AttributionUnique reference number, feature name, classification code, geo-code, positional accuracy code, topographic reference, road network reference, distance to nearest road, postal address detail, telephone number, web URL, brand, provenance.
    SupplyCD-ROM or DVD
    Update frequencyQuarterly – March, June, September and December (full re-supply).
    Total feature count4,034,460 (September 2014)
    CoverageGreat Britain

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