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Each place is given a National Grid reference for a point location which refers to the designated centre of a settlement, the approximate centre of an areal feature (such as a lake), an arbitrary point along a line feature (such as a river), or the location of the name of a land or water feature. In addition the longitude and latitude in decimal degrees is supplied.
Places are classified by county or unitary authority area (except in metropolitan areas) and by the postcode sector of the designated point location. Locations of places of interest in particular may be subject to cartographic displacements, which can affect the accuracy of this classification. Local authority data is current as at October 2012; postcode data is essentially current as at October 2012.
Data can be supplied in different ways as required by a customer.
Typical data distributions are made
The Gazetteer file is available in a selected file formats, typically ASCII text Comma Separated Value ( CSV), Access (DBF) or ESRI Shape files, but others are available on request.
Graticule will be pleased to supply an Adobe Acrobat file which gives a description of the data in the Gazetteer.
Graticule offers annual single, multiple, site, corporate and Internet licences for use of the Gazetteer data.
|List of places||A consistent set of information places in Great Britain.|
|Database Format||Supplied as an ASCII text comma separated value file which can be read into a database or spreadsheet.|
|Valuable Source of Data||Provides a valuable set of information about towns and other places and features in Great Britain|
|Location||Easting and Northing and Longitude and Latitude co-ordinates of each place are included for searching and mapping.|
Valuable set of data
|Consistent, up-to-date and easy to access source of information about towns and other places in Great Britain.|