Geopoint XT Unit boundaries produced by Geoplan on behalf of the Ordnance Survey, Geoplan XT Unit Postcode Boundaries are the industry standard for Postcode accuracy and integrity. The product is derived from the Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT product, OS Large Scale Vector mapping, and Geoplan Postcode Sector boundaries*. ADDRESS-POINT provides the most accurate representation of Unit Postcode geography in Great Britain. Using this product, digital boundaries have been derived for each Unit Postcode.
*Northern Ireland boundaries are derived from Postcode level geography (Geopoint XT) and Geoplan Postcode Sector boundaries.
Source - Ordnance Survey/Geoplan
Recency – Updated quarterly
Geographical Coverage and Accuracy – UK (excluding Postcode Areas IM, GY, JE)
Projection – OSGB, WGS84 and other projections available on request
Available Formats – SHP, TAB, MIF, CSV, TXT and other formats available on request
Layer Type – Boundary Layer
Industry standard for Postcode Accuracy and Integrity
Derived from ADDRESS-POINT, which provides the most accurate representation of Unit Postcode Geography in Great Britain.
License type- Annual
Update frequency – Quarterly
The most accurate representation of Unit Postcode Geography in Great Britain
ADDRESS-POINT records with the same national grid co-ordinates and different Postcode attributes cannot be tessellated to create polygon boundaries. These records have consequently been represented through the use of square polygons situated over the relevant grid co-ordinates, which hold the relevant Postcode attributes. Each one of these square polygons is attributed with a unique reference, which refers to a look-up table containing the Postcodes associated with that location. This look-up table is provided as a separate file called XX_vstreet_lookup.txt, where XX is the Postcode Area.
Certain Postcode points have not been used in the production of boundaries for this product. An additional file has been included for each Postcode Area called XX_Discard.txt, where XX refers to the Postcode Area. This file contains two fields, one listing the Postcodes discarded, whilst the second lists a brief explanation to indicate the reason why the point was discarded.