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Open Postcode Elevation
British postcodes with elevation, i.e. distance above sea level, or altitude, in metres.
Extracts are available for the below regions:
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Last update: June 2017.
Derived from OS Terrain 50 and the ONS Postcode Directory.
Each postcode in the ONS Postcode Directory is assigned an elevation based on the nearest point on a contour line from OS Terrain 50 to the approximate centre of the postcode.
Note that the centre of the postcode is typically the position of the building closest to the postcode mean - other buildings within the same postcode could have the same elevation, or significantly different elevations.
OS Terrain 50 has contour spacing of ten vertical metres.
Open data - free to use for any purpose; attribution required.
OS Terrain 50 is licensed under the Open Government Licence.
The ONS Postcode Directory is licensed under the Open Government Licence.
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- Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2017
- Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2017