OS Code-Point

The new geography for business planning

OS Code-Point precisely locates 1.7 million postcode units in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each unit contains an average of 15 adjoining addresses.

OS Code-Point

For direct marketers, Code-Point helps you maximise your response rates by targeting customers in the best postcodes for your offering.

OS Code-Point can show up geographical hot-spots so you can target local action on, for example, petty crime or disease outbreaks. By giving a split between residential and commercial addresses in each postcode, the product lets you work out which areas to target for your products and services, making it a powerful location intelligence tool.

The product is updated quarterly in February, May, August and November.

Potential Applications

OS Code-Point can be used to display and analyse any data collected at the postcode level. This has led to the product being widely used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Site location
  • Enable web searches
  • Market analysis and profiling
  • Health and epidemiology
  • Resource allocation
  • End-to-end to end journey route planning
  • Socio-economic profiling
  • Sales targeting
OS Code-Point
Postcodes / Zipcodes

Beyond Postcodes

For each coordinated record, OS Code-Point provides:

  • Information about the number and type of postal delivery points in the postcode
  • Positional quality indicator (PQI), which indicates the quality of the data underlying the Code-Point location coordinate (CPLC)
  • Country indicator (either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland)
  • Postcode type
  • National Health Service region and area codes
  • Local government county, district and ward codes

Code-Point includes postcodes in Northern Ireland, so you can analyse data and provide accurate online look-ups right across the United Kingdom. Please note that Code-Point does not contain any data for the Isle of Man or Channel Islands.

Documentation & Resources

As part of our support for OS Code-Point, we provide a full, up-to-date library of documentation and resources, including product guides and technical specifications.

Documentation & Resources
Documentation & Resources

Related Products

OS Code-Point with Polygons

OS Code-Point with Polygons

OS Code-Point with Polygons shows the notional shape of every postcode unit in Great Britain and includes major buildings with multiple postcodes.

OS Code-Point with Polygons

Our Added Value

By licensing OS map data products through Europa Technologies, you will automatically receive the following benefits, usually charged additionally by many of our competitors:

  • Free Data Life Support – any questions or issues with the product during the licence period, just ask!
  • Broad range of formats available – Ordnance Survey supply their products in limited formats but we can convert into all common GIS formats such as MapInfo TAB, Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase and others.
  • Expert advice from an award-winning Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner and Ordnance Survey Accredited Consultant.

If you have a requirement for Ordnance Survey data, or are an existing licence holder and are considering a new supplier, please contact us.

OS Partner

How can we help you?

Do get in touch if you would like more details about OS Code-Point (technical, licensing, pricing, etc.) or would like to arrange a personalised demo. Our product specialists will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.