GB Address

The OS National Geographic Database (NGD) GB Address Collection is a complete, analytical and authoritative addressing dataset for Great Britain. It is designed to provide a detailed view of an address and its lifecycle.

Collection applications

The OS NGD GB Address Collection allows you to:

  • Keep your address data current with up to daily updates.

  • Utilise the richness of Local Authority data and analyse addresses by their classification, postal status and build status to create a detailed picture of a given area.

  • Carry out spatial analysis and aggregation using the accurate rooftop coordinates provided for each address.

  • Easily identify and download addresses by pre-build, built and historic lifecycle stages.

  • Use the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) to easily link different data sets right down to a single address.

Key elements

  • Up to daily updates to data.

  • New simplified data model means there’s no need to be an addressing expert to use the data.

  • Plug and play – the data is simple and quick to implement as you don't need to pre-process it before you use it.

  • Rich attribution ensures the data is straightforward to navigate and query.

  • Persistent unique identifiers with lifecycle information.

  • The ability to select addresses from a specific lifecycle state (for example, Built Address and Pre-Build Address).

  • Full UK address coverage available via accessing the OS NGD GB Address and Islands Address Collections together.

  • New cross-references make it easy for you to link data in this collection with data from other OS NGD collections.


Great Britain.

Default coordinate reference system

British National Grid (EPSG: 27700).

Temporal filtering

The earliest date on which you can request a one-off snapshot of a date in the past for data in this collection is noted at the top of the individual feature type pages.

Supply formats

GeoPackage or CSV (comma-separated values).

Supply mechanism

Accessed through the OSβ€―Data Hub via OS Select+Build. It can't be accessed through OS NGD API – Features or OS NGD API – Tiles.

Using our data

  • Included in the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) – therefore, it's free at point of use for Public Sector organisations.

  • Available to OS Partners for commercial resell in your solutions.

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