OS NGD API - Features

What is OS NGD API – Features?

With OS NGD API – Features, you can filter by attribute, location and / or time to create your own customised data selections. Based on the latest OGC API – Features standard, this API can help accelerate your time-to-value by making it easier to build awesome things with our trusted geospatial data. You can use it to reduce your data management overheads, automate your workflows, and innovate at pace.


Increased data update frequency

You can access NGD themes of data which are updated up to daily.

Rich attribution

Access OS NGD data that has been enriched with attribution to ensure that it's straightforward to navigate and query.

New, easier ways to access data

OS NGD API – Features give you direct, online access to the OS NGD & schemas using the latest OGC API – Features standard .

Choose exactly what data you take

Access the OS NGD Feature Type you need rather than pre-selected OS products and filter only what is important to you.

Things to remember for OS NGD API – Features

You can:

  • Request specific features using location, attribute, and / or time queries.

  • Interrogate highly detailed feature information.

  • Freely discover what OS NGD data collections are available.

  • Explore the OS NGD data schemas and queryables.

  • Request data in GeoJSON format.

  • Visualise Ordnance Survey data and apply your own styling.

You can't:

  • Create a scalable map of Great Britain across zoom levels.

  • Request more than 100 features in a single transaction.

  • Access data from:

    • OS NGD Address theme,

    • OS NGD Administrative and Statistical Units Theme,

    • Waterbody Catchment and River Basin District Catchment Feature Types (of the Water Features Collection in the OS NGD Water Theme).

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