[Geodata] Fwd: Re: inventory of public address data for geocoding in Europe
mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Fri Mar 15 06:58:29 PDT 2013
Thanks for your response.
On 14/03/13 12:49, Andy Turner wrote:
> In the UK the Office For National Statistics (ONS) now release a
> postcode directory look up (ONSPD). This allows for postcodes to be
> located to a point in a projection and coordinate system. It also
> provides look ups to various administrative and census area. This
> data is released under the UK Open Government license and can
> currently be found via the following URL:
Thank you for the hint. If I understand correctly, the aim of the above
is to create a "spatial hierarchy" of units that allows to construct
data in larger units (output areas, administrative, health, etc) from
Concerning coordinates for postcodes, the Code-Point Open data from the
Ordnance Survey provides those .
I'll have to check how the NSPL data at your above link compares to the
Code-Point Open data.
> I think there is a consultation at the moment about releasing
> address point data under the same license in the UK.
This would be great !
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