Points of Interest

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Dataset Description:

Points of Interest is a gazetteer product which provides a location-based directory of all public and privately-owned businesses, education, and leisure services across Britain. It contains over 4 million features compiled from a range of sources, together with tiered classifications, business names, contact details, postal addresses, and map coordinates.


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Dataset Specification:

Product Name

Points of Interest

Data Provider

Ordnance Survey


 Coordinate precision to at least 1m


Great Britain (complete)

Data Structure

Vector (points)




Addresses and Location, Property

Key Attributes

Unique reference number, feature name, classification code, geo-code, positional accuracy code, topographic reference, road network reference, distance to nearest road, postal address detail, telephone number, web URL, brand, provenance.


Academic Licence

Update Frequency

Quarterly (March, June, September, December)


Dataset Resources:

Product site
Support site
Product Guide & Technical Specification (pdf)
Classification Scheme (pdf)