OS Code-Point with Polygons

Code-Point with Polygons
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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. Code-Point® with polygons contains postcode boundaries for Great Britain. These show the extent of each postcode unit, enabling you to analyse information by postcode. Ideal for
activities such as sales targeting or market profiling, as well as any statistical work. Includes notional polygons; vertical streets data; postcode units; eastings and northings; NHS® health authority codes; administrative codes; PO box indicator; and types of delivery points.
Topic Category
Keyword Value: Addresses
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: GEMET - INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes (GEMET)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: 2008-06-01
Temporal Extent
from unknown -- to 2022-01 --
Dataset Reference Date
Date: --
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Great Britain
Vertical Extent
Spatial Reference System
OSGB36 - National Grid of Great Britain
Spatial Resolution
Resource Locator
Layerfile for use by HCC internal staff: \Geodata\OS\CodePnt_Polygon\
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Responsible Organisation
Ordnance Survey
Role: Resource Provider, Custodian, Owner, Distributor, Originator, Point of Contact, Processor, Publisher, Author.
Limitations on Public Access
Use Constraints
Copyright controlled Ordnance Survey Derived Data. Use is subject to licence.
You must use the appropriate Copyright Acknowledgement;
For internal use:
For external use:
For Publicly Available Electronic Copies the following must also be added:
  • The HCC Watermark;
  • The phrase: "Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions." set out in a legible font and conspicuous position must form a clear hyperlink to the Ordnance Survey Copyright

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the PSGA (Public Sector Geospatial Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.
Use limitation dependent upon licence from Ordnance Survey
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.
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Additional information
CodePoint contains data that OS licences from other parties
Resource Identifier
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.
Code-Point is not a compliant INSPIRE Address dataset
Re-designing HCC Data for INSPIRE not done
Equivalent scale
Bounding box
-8.655, 1.79, 49.90, 60.85
Quality scope
Spatial representation type
Character encoding
Data quality
Maintenance information
maintenance and update frequency: quarterly
update scope: Dataset
maintenance note:
Metadata update date
Metadata Language
Metadata Point of Contact
Ordnance Survey Customer Services
Role: Resource Provider, Custodian, Owner, Distributor, Originator, Point of Contact, Processor, Publisher, Author.
Resource Type
6 Dataset
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OSGB36 National Grid Bounding Coordinates
West: 486000 East: 552000 North: 245000 South: 189000
More Information
Code-Point is derived from Gridlink data – ADDRESS-POINT, which was initially
created from a comparison of the Royal Mail PAF, Land-Line and the ROADS database datasets from Ordnance
Survey and administrative and national health area codes created by ONS, LPS and GROS, but allocated using Ordnance Survey Boundary-Line data and positioned with an Ordnance
Survey NGref. It also contains the BT postcodes for Northern Ireland, locations for which are supplied by LPS.
Change History