OS Names API support

Local types added in October 2015

OS OpenNames data now contains the following local types:

  • Airfield
  • Airport
  • Bay
  • Beach
  • Bus Station
  • Channel
  • Chemical Works
  • Cirque Or Hollow
  • City
  • Cliff Or Slope
  • Coach Station
  • Coastal Headland
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Electricity Production
  • Estuary
  • Further Education
  • Gas Distribution or Storage
  • Group Of Islands
  • Hamlet
  • Harbour
  • Helicopter Station
  • Heliport
  • Higher or University Education
  • Hill Or Mountain
  • Hill Or Mountain Ranges
  • Hospice
  • Hospital
  • Inland Water
  • Island
  • Medical Care Accommodation
  • Named Road
  • Non State Primary Education
  • Non State Secondary Education
  • Numbered Road
  • Oil Distribution or Storage
  • Oil Refining
  • Oil Terminal
  • Other Coastal Landform
  • Other Landcover
  • Other Landform
  • Other Settlement
  • Passenger Ferry Terminal
  • Port Consisting of Docks and Nautical Berthing
  • Postcode
  • Primary Education
  • Railway
  • Railway Station
  • Road User Services
  • Sea
  • Secondary Education
  • Section Of Named Road
  • Section Of Numbered Road
  • Special Needs Education
  • Spot Height
  • Suburban Area
  • Tidal Water
  • Town
  • Tramway
  • Urban Greenspace
  • Valley
  • Vehicular Ferry Terminal
  • Vehicular Rail Terminal
  • Village
  • Waterfall
  • Wetland
  • Woodland Or Forest

To complement this enhanced data, we have added local type filtering to OS Names API. This provides an additional parameter that lets you limit your search to specific local types