An open dataset of all the current postcode units in Great Britain. Get started with geographical analysis, simple route planning and asset management.
This product is updated quarterly
Link any dataset that includes postcode data to the postcode location in a GIS and build up a spatial picture of your data.
To give you extra analytical power, Code-Point Open includes NHS authority and administrative unit codes.
With Code-Point Open get coverage of the 1.7 million postcodes in Great Britain updated quarterly – accurate depiction of all live postcodes in GB.
Link statistical and numeric datasets to your postcode data using ONS administrative unit codes and NHS health authority code attributes in each postcode
Northern Ireland postcodes aren’t included in Code-Point Open, but they are present in Code-Point.
Code-Point is created by taking the average of the coordinates of all the individual addresses in a postcode (provided we have any of sufficient quality), then snapping to the nearest of those addresses. Code-Point then delivers the coordinates of that address, as representative of the whole postcode, to a resolution of 1 metre.
The accuracy of a Code-Point Open record could be expressed as, that the coordinated position will always be within the notional geographical extent of the postcode. The accuracy of each postcode unit coordinate pair is defined by the positional quality indicator (PQI) which provides a quality statement of a Code-Point record.
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