The Geopoint product is a Unit Postcode Point file which provides the geographic position of each of the 1.7 million Postcodes (e.g. HG3 1GP) in the UK, with an accuracy up to 1 metre (95% approximately). The data has been sourced from the OS Codepoint (Open) and Geoplan to provide one of the most complete Postcode datasets on the market in terms of coverage and geo-referenced postcodes.
Geoplan have undertaken cleansing and validation processes to ensure that each of the 1.7 million Postcodes now has a non-zero grid reference, resulting in one of the most popular full Postcode point files available in the UK.
This dataset is the ideal product for analysing customer distribution, proximity analysis, locating retail outlets, accurate map navigation and the display and analysis of geo-demographic classification systems at Full Postcode level.
Source - Geoplan
Recency – Updated quarterly
Geographical Coverage and Accuracy – UK
Projection – OSGB, WGS84 and other projections available on request
Available Formats – SHP, TAB, MIF, CSV, TXT and other formats available on request
Layer Type – Point layer
Up to 1 metre resolution (refer to Positional Quality Indicator for more information)
One of the most complete Postcode datasets on the market, in terms of coverage and geo-reference Postcodes.
License type- Perpetual
Update cycle – Updated quarterly
This dataset is the ideal product for analysing customer distribution, proximity analysis, locating retail outlets, accurate map navigation and the display and analysis of geo-demographic classification systems at Full Postcode level
The Postcode is part of a coding system created and used by the Royal Mail across the United Kingdom for sorting mail. In other words, Postcodes are an abbreviated form of address, and enable a group of Delivery Points to be specifically identified. When originally created, the Postcode was ‘designed’ around the capability of Royal Mail sorting equipment to read and interpret typed or handwritten text on mail. This is why Royal Mail prefers the Postcode to be separate and on the last line of an address. The format and rules concerning Postcode layout, in particular which letters can or cannot be used, stem from the fact that certain letters or combinations of letters could be confused (e.g. ‘O’ and ‘Q’, or ‘V’ next to ‘V’ being misread as ‘W’). See Appendix A for more information.
Provide the geographic positions for each of the 1.8 million unit postcodes (e.g. HG3 1GP) in the UK.
Range of products available, at different accuracy levels, for varying purposes.
Point of interest and sales generator locations.
Localised planning and analysis.
Site, depot, store and outlet location.
Customer and prospect location.