Code-Point with polygons

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Dataset Description:

Code-Point with polygons is the most detailed Code-Point product available, which in addition to Code-Point also provides polygons defining the notional geographic area covered by each postcode unit in GB.  Knowing the geographic extent of each postcode instead of just a single point allows more complex analysis.


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Dataset Specification:

Product Name

Code-Point with polygons

Data Provider

Ordnance Survey




Great Britain (complete)

Data Structure

Vector (points and polygons)


Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase, MapInfo TAB, MID/MIF, Autodesk DWG, OGC KML, OGC GML, CSV (attribute data only)


Addressing and Location, Property

Key Attributes

Postcode units, eastings, northings, positional quality indicator, NHS regional health authority code, NHS health authority code, country code, administrative county code, administrative district code, administrative ward code, PO Box indicator, vertical street look-up table


Academic Licence

Update Frequency

Quarterly (January, April, July, October)


Dataset Resources:

Product site
Support site
User Guide & Technical Specification (pdf)