We're organising UK open data into location-based dashboards, surfacing the data available, and signposting the source.
We include a GetTheData panel alongside all the data we publish, explaining where to get the data, and where to view the licence. Like this:
House Prices: Rolling out property-related open data
There is a wealth of open data relating to individual properties, localities, and local authority areas. We are starting to roll out pages showcasing this data. For example:
- Individual property pages:
- 7, WOLSEY ROAD, CAVERSHAM, READING, RG4 8BY
- 44, GROSVENOR ROAD, CAVERSHAM, READING, RG4 5EN
- 8, PHILLIMORE ROAD, EMMER GREEN, READING, RG4 8UR
- 82, CROMWELL ROAD, CAVERSHAM, READING, RG4 5EB
- 49, CONISBORO AVENUE, CAVERSHAM, READING, RG4 7JF
- City, town, and locality pages:
Discover open datasets with records in or near a given postcode. Example: SW1A 1AA. Search by postcode, or use the postcode drill down.
- Office of National Statistics Postcode Database
- Police Crime Data
- Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Ratings
- Companies House Company Information
See also broadband speed and availability by postcode using open data from Ofcom's Connected Nations.
Open Postcode Geo
We maintain the Open Postcode Geo dataset and API. This open dataset contains English, Scottish, and Welsh postcodes along with additional fields optimised for geospace applications.
See also bng2latlong - a simple API to convert an OSGB36 easting and northing (British National Grid) to WGS84 latitude and longitude.
Open Postcode Elevation
We publish and maintain Open Postcode Elevation. This open dataset contains British postcodes and their elevations (in metres above sea level) to the nearest ten metres.
We publish and maintain the Open Pubs dataset, containing UK pub names, addresses, positions, and local authority as open data.
Open Flood Risk by Postcode
We've mashed up the Environment Agency's Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea with Open Postcode Geo to create a new dataset:
We've loaded a rich open dataset from Active Places Power featuring English sports facilities - what's on offer where, and useful information such as opening times and disabled access.
You can access the data via our sports facilities drill down or through our postcode dashboards.
We've mashed up open data from Edubase, Ofsted, and The Department for Education to create open data dashboards for schools in England and Wales.
Access the data via our schools drill down or through our postcode dashboards.
Ofsted also have data on nurseries, e.g. which is the best nursery in Caversham? And best nurseries by populated place.
This is a new experimental area to attempt to answer where is [location]? using open data.
We've started with postcode districts, which you can drill down to, or look at the below examples:
Drill down into more places organised by county.
Outcode Open Data Dashboards
Open data dashboards for postcode districts (outcodes).
Drill down, or look at the below examples:
See also: Open data dashboards for places
Our fledgling dataset containing the number of units of alcohol in branded drinks in a variety of standard servings:
Ten random drinks from Open Units
Aggregating various company open data sources.