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Code-Point Open support

Code-Point Open provides geographical coordinates for all of the 1.8 million postcode units in England, Scotland and Wales.

Getting started

The source of data to create Code-Point has changed from Address-Point® to the Postal Address Location Feed (PALF) from Geoplace. This has resulted in a more granular capture of address points, to two decimal places.

You will notice that some of the address points have moved, generally by less than 1 metre. This is a one-off change because of the change in feeds.

User guide (PDF)

Code-Point is recreated quarterly using updates from Ordnance Survey field surveys and addressing data.

Release note (PDF)

There are 134 postcodes that do not contain a mandatory PO Box Indicator which may cause data loaders to fail. Details of this can be found in the release notes.

Technical information

Technical specification (PDF)

This technical specification was updated in November 2019.

Code-Point Open

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