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Code-Point with polygons

Code-Point® with polygons shows the notional shape of every postcode unit in Great Britain, and includes major buildings with multiple postcodes.

For compelling visuals, Code-Point with polygons lets you apply shading to individual postcodes on a map. This means you can analyse location data at the most granular level and bring your results vividly to life.

We give you every single postcode in Great Britain and Northern Ireland – including those for different floors of high-rise buildings.

For accuracy, we give every postcode a positional quality rating and map out the boundaries of only the postcodes we can locate most precisely.

The big picture

With over 1.6 million postcodes all mapped out, Code-Point with polygons brings geographic analysis location to life and helps you make better decisions, whatever your issue – crime prevention, public health, economic regeneration and much more.

Opportunities stack up

Using the 'vertical streets' data in this product, quickly identify densely populated areas. They're an ideal location for retail or fast food businesses that relies on high footfall.

Manage your risks better

Display postcode boundaries on a map, then add contours and your own claims data. This is a great way to identify low-lying postcodes, so you can quote for insurance at a price that reflects higher flood risks.


Technical specification
Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
FormatESRI Shapefile, MapInfo MID/MIF or MapInfo TAB
Data structureVector
AttributesIncludes notional polygons; vertical streets data; postcode units; eastings and northings; NHS® health authority codes, administrative codes; PO box indicator; and types of delivery points
ScaleUp to 1:1250
Update frequencyQuarterly - April, July, October and January
SupplyDownload and DVD
CoverageGreat Britain

Code-Point with polygon FAQs


Code-Point with polygons is available under the following licenses:

Explore our data

You’re welcome to try out this data for free under our Data Exploration Licence.

Internal business use

When using OS data in your own business, you need our Framework Contract (Direct Customers) together with a data contract.

Creating products or services

To use this data commercially in your own products and services, or to distribute it, you will need to sign up to our Framework Contract (Partners) and a relevant defined use contract. This will vary depending on what you’re going to do with the data.

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How to get this product

Sample data

Give it a try

Download a small area of Code-Point with Polygons sample data.

Or you can apply for a Data Exploration Licence to try out the real thing.

Case studies

OS data helps keep hospital open in Somerset

Ordnance Survey data provided critical evidence leading to Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group keeping stroke services at two hospitals.