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Alternative Title
CodePoint, CP, Codepnt
Code-Point provides a precise geographical location for each postcode unit in the United Kingdom. Each postcode unit, such as KY12 8UP or PO14 2RS, contains an average of fifteen adjoining addresses. It is created by matching information from O.S. digital map databases with Royal Mail's Postcode Address File.
Topic Category
Keyword Value: Postcodes
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV)

Keyword Value:Addressses
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: GEMET - INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes (GEMET)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: 2008-12-05
Temporal Extent
- /2013-10
Dataset Reference Date
Date: 2013-11 (version 2013.4.0)
Date Type: Revision (RM PAF update: 2013-10-18)
See information on
Bounding coordinates
West Bounding Longitude: -0.76
East Bounding Longitude: 0.22
North Bounding Latitude: 52.10
South Bounding Latitude: 51.58
Hertfordshire County
Spatial reference system
National Grid of Great Britain
Spatial Resolution
Resource Locator
Maps and Geographic Information - Hertfordshire County Council:
Data Format
Name of Format: ESRI/Shape file, ESRI/SDE
Version of the Format:
Responsible Organisation
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
Role: Distributor
Update frequency
Limitations on Public Access
Copyright Controlled. Use is subject to licence.
Use Constraints
Licensed under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement;

You must use the appropriate Copyright Acknowledgement;

For internal use:
For external use:
For Publicly Available Electronic Copies the following must also be added:
  • The HCC Watermark;
  • The phrase: "Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions." set out in a legible font and conspicuous position must form a clear hyperlink to

This data is supplied without guarantee or any warranty as to the accuracy, currency or completeness, and is provided as is, excluding any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including (but not limited to) satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Additional information source
Code-Point Information on the Ordnance Survey Website:
Code-Point User Guide on the Ordnance Survey Website:
Unique Resource Identifier
Code: CodePoint
Codespace: OS
Metadata update date
Metadata Point of Contact
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
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