Geographic boundaries are a valuable tool that provide insight to your market data to help you drive more effective territory strategies.
Geoplan can provide boundary data on a global scale, and have tried and tested methods for sourcing, checking and creating this data. That being said, Geoplan has been the supplier of postcode products since 1984 and, in association with Royal Mail, has continually maintained a complete range of products that have evolved alongside postcode geography. We are, therefore, experts in this field.
As part of this specialist area, the boundaries we can provide as standard for the UK are listed below.
The postcode boundaries Pro software represents extremely good value for money and delivers a high quality postcode solution. This product supplies associated Point files along with full UK coverage (including Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands), allowing you to analyse demographic data for regional and national territory planning, as well as drive more effective sales and marketing initiatives. Whilst each product provides basic standards, they also supply unique levels of service and are designed for applications that demand the highest level of boundary accuracy.
Postcode Area Boundaries (Pro)
- Provides 124 postcode areas e.g. HG
- Supplies non-geographic postcodes
- Displays national sales / market statistics
- Ideal for broad geographic search
- Postcode updates every 6 months.
Postcode District Boundaries (Pro)
- Supplies approximately 3,000 postcode districts e.g. HG1 PLUS postcode area boundaries
- Displays regional sales / market statistics
- Helps define regional sales territories
- Postcode updates every 6 months
- Also available by selected Postcode Areas.
Postcode Sector Boundaries
Sector boundaries provides more than 9,500 sectors (e.g. HG3 1). Use it to display regional, national or local sales / market statistics to assist in mapping regional sales territories. Available in....
- Basic – fast drawing speeds and minimum storage maps with biannual data updates
- Pro – detailed postcode mapping solution with biannual data updates
- XT – highest level of boundary accuracy with quarterly data updates
Postcode Unit Boundaries
Postcode Unity Boundaries provides a geographic boundary for each of the approximately 1.8 million postcodes (e.g. HG3 1GP) in the United Kingdom for the most demanding postcode analysis. Generated from the Geoplan Postcode point file using tessellation techniques to create implied boundaries. This works very well alongside the Postcode Unit Points products, and is ideal for localised planning and analysis. Available in....
- Pro – high level boundary accuracy
- XT - industry standard for postcode accuracy.
UK POSTCODE WALL MAPS
This product is a specialist boundaries dataset, containing all levels of electoral and administrative boundaries, from District, Wards and Civil Parishes (or communities) up to Parliamentary, Assembly and European constituencies. Used for all market analysis applications, as well as development and land using planning, and local sales territory management.
- Provides structured vector format
- Also include EU constituencies, as well as UK
- Attributes include extent of the realm, high water mark, area measurement, census codes and more
- Full UK coverage, includes Channel Islands & Isle of Man
- Data updated every 6 months.
Sourced by Geoplan from recognised research bodies to provide the definitive view of media activity in the United Kingdom. This product is available in digital boundaries and postcode look-up table format to provide a comprehensive range of products for all media applications.
- TV Plan includes ITV BARB and ISBA boundaries
- News Plan includes local newspaper boundaries
- Radio Plan includes local independent radio boundaries and local BBC radio boundaries
- Helps identify media coverage
- Data updated every 6 months.