The source of data to create Code-Point has changed from Address-Point® to the Postal Address Location Feed (PALF) from Geoplace. This has resulted in a more granular capture of address points, to two decimal places.
You will notice that some of the address points have moved, generally by less than 1 metre. This is a one-off change because of the change in feeds.
Getting started guide (PDF)
Use this as a starting point for Code-Point Open.
User guide (PDF)
Code-Point is recreated quarterly using updates from Ordnance Survey field surveys and addressing data.
Release note (PDF)
There are 118 postcodes that do not contain a mandatory PO BoxIndicator which may cause data loaders to fail. Details of this can be found in the release notes.
Code-Point Open FAQs
I have recently moved into a new house and the point shown for my postcode is wrong; it is a couple of streets away from my address. Why is this?
Use this guide to help you with Code-Point Open.
|Key Features||What this product offers|
|Format||Comma Separated Values (CSV) and GeoPackage|
|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 and administrative ward code.|
|Update frequency||Quarterly – February, May, August and November|
|Supply||Online download and DVD|