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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:

GetTheData
Source: Open Postcode Geo
Licence: Open Government Licence

Postcode dashboards

Discover open datasets with records in or near a given postcode. Example: SW1A 1AA. Search by postcode, or use the postcode drill down.

Datasets include:

Crime data

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.

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.

Pub/bus stop mashup

We've mashed up pubs and bus stops using our fledgling Open Pubs dataset and open bus stop data from NaPTAN:

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:

Sports facilities

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.

Where Is...?

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:

Coming soon: Council tax by postcode district

A common query is council tax by postcode district (or outcode), for example what is the council tax in RG4? However postcode districts do not always easily map to local authority areas - PE28 intersects seven local authority boundaries! We are working on presenting this data in a straightforward way.

Here are some more examples:

Or use our Council Tax by Postcode District drilldown.

Coming soon: Local authority dashboards

We produce extracts of our datasets for a number of local authorities, and are working to group these into dashboards, similar to this one for Nottingham open data.