Locations 50% open

Northern Ireland

What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published coordinate system). The data has to be available for the entire country. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Zipcodes
  • Addresses
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Data available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format XLS
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available No
Available free of charge No
findable 2
findable_steps Found it after a user in our forum sent the link to the GODI team
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Land and Property Services
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Zipcodes, Addresses, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Data available for entire country
location https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/pointer#toc-0 - Website of NI Government services, contains postcodes and addresses from the pointer dataset
The original review was changed during GODI's public dialogue phase. The original submitter Bob Harper referred only to a free postcode register available at: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/geography/postcode.htm Central Postcode Directory (November 2015) http://ons.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=d7fe815217504f4eac0cb07170747094 UK ONS Postcode Directory (November 2016) Bob Harper further elaborates: "However, there are no address references. The data is particularly difficult to find. It exists in different places, with different levels of updated-ness, and with different access arrangements. Percularity with the Northern Ireland data - though it is included alongside the Great Britain postcodes (UK Government Licence), it carries a separate licence https://www.ons.gov.uk/methodology/geography/licences Furthermore, the data is both available free of charge, but you can also also be charged £260+VAT by the government department if you are not aware of this https://mapshop.nidirect.gov.uk/Catalogue/Digital-products/Address-data-and-gazetteers/Central-Postcode-Directory/197a466c-60ce-4373-813a-8cccc6480f74."

This review was changed, thanks to a notification by Bob Harper. Thank you, Bob Harper, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/pointer#toc-0 - Website of NI Government services, contains postcodes and addresses from the pointer dataset
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Fri May 26 2017 11:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)