Metadata

OS Boundary-Line - Administrative Areas

Title
Ordnance Survey Boundary-Line™
Alternative Title
AdminAreas
Dataset Language
eng
Abstract
Boundary-Line ™ is a specialist 1:10 000 scale boundaries dataset.
It contains all levels of electoral and administrative boundaries, for the Administrative Areas accross the whole of Great Britain.
Boundaries for the areas are defined legally at MasterMap (1:1250 scale), but BoundayLine is used for nearly all other purposes.
Topic Category
Boundaries
Keyword
Keyword Value: Administrative Units
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: GEMET - INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes (GEMET)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: 2008-01-01
Temporal Extent
from -- to 2019
Dataset Reference Date
Date: 2021-05-06
Date Type: Update
Lineage

Processed directly from the OS to clip for Hertfordshire Boundaries and to make a whole "First Tier" Dataset to cover the whole of Great Britain.
First Tier: Counties, Unitary Authories, London Boroughs or Metropolitan Districts

IPR: Ordnance Survey
Product: Boundary-Line ™
Date: 2021
Extent
Great Britain
Vertical Extent
-
Spatial Reference System
OSGB36 - National Grid of Great Britain
Spatial Resolution
1:10,000
Resource Locator
Public Viewer: Hertfordshire Map
Layerfile (s) for user by HCC internal staff:J:\Geodata\OSOpenData\BoundaryLine
Format
ESRI/SDE
Responsible Organisation
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
Email :gis@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Role: Resource Provider, Custodian, Owner, Distributor, Originator, Point of Contact, Processor, Publisher, Author.
Limitations on Public Access
licence
Use Constraints
Licence:Open Government Licence
You must use the following Copyright Acknowledgement:

This data is supplied without guarantee or any warranty as to the accuracy, currency or completeness, and is provided as is, excluding any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including (but not limited to) satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Additional information
This dataset is derived from Ordnance Survey Boundary-Line: Boundary-Line - Ordnance Survey Information Page
Resource Identifier
Conformity
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services.
2010-12-08
notEvaluated
Re-designing HCC Data for INSPIRE not done
Equivalent scale
Bounding box
0.76, 0.22, 51.58, 52.10
Quality scope
series
Spatial representation type
vector
Character encoding
UTF-8
Data quality
-
Maintenance information
maintenance and update frequency: Yearly
update scope:Dataset
maintenance note:
Metadata update date
2021-06-03
Metadata Language
English
Metadata Point of Contact
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
Email :gis@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Resource Type
7 series
File Identifier
BoundaryLine
FirstTier
Great Britain
HertsCounty
HertsDistrict
HertsParish
HertsParlcons
HertsWards
HistoricCounties
PollingDistricts
Hierarchy level name
series
Parent identifier
-
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.3
Review date
-
Attributes
Attribution includes: High water mark; Unique identifiers - For administrative areas, polygons and links; Area measurements;
Definitive names; Census codes.
Name Long Name Description

OSGB36 National Grid Bounding Coordinates
West: 486000 East: 552000 North: 245000 South: 189000
More Information
Change History
Boundary Changes tend to come into affect in May, at the same time as the relevant Elections

Wards 2022 - St Alban's Ward Boundary Review (2020) has been completed, but the changes have been deferred until next year.
Electoral Divisions 2021 - Following the Parish Changes in East Herts
Parishes 2020: Slight change in Parish boundaries in East Herts between Buntingford and Cottered
January 31st 2020 - The UK leaves the European Union - European Parliamentary Constituencies abolished (dataset included in this series)
Wards 2019: 179 Wards - Slight Ward changes in East Herts; full review in Hertsmere increasing from 15 to 16
Parishes 2017: New Parish in Three Rivers
Wards 2016: 178 Wards - Changes in Watford and Welwyn Hatfield (including decreasing from 17 to 16)
Wards 2014: 179 Wards - Changes in Three Rivers leading to a decrease from 20 to 13
Districts (Leading to Wards)2013: Change between Stevenage and East Herts
Districts 2012: Welwyn Hatfield and St Albans
Wards 2012: 186 Wards - Broxbourne changes - 13 to 10 (and included small changes in Welhat and St Albans)
Wards 2008: 189 Wards - Major changes in Dacorum and Welwyn Hatfield
Wards 2001: Wards C01=193 Wards