What's New?

As we release new enhancements into the OS NGD, we will update this page to provide you with a high-level summary of what's launched.

March 2024 OS NGD enhancements

OS NGD data enhancements - March 2024


  • Building Age. The age of the main building in a site, created using Verisk data and OS data​.

  • Construction Material. The primary construction material of the building created using Verisk data and OS data​.

  • Basement Presence. An indicator to show whether a basement or aβ€―self-contained basement flat are present at the building, created using Verisk data and OS data​.

  • Building Description. A new description attribute to describe the nature of the building derived from its use and relation to surrounding buildings,​ created using OS data​.

Enhanced land cover attribution

  • Enhanced land cover attribution to β€˜natural’ topographic area features across the OS NGD β€˜Features’ Collections for Land, Structures, Transport and Water.

  • Improved consistency and accuracy for specific land featuresβ€―by reducing the minimum capture size criteria in Rural and Moorland geographies.

  • Mapping OS land cover classification toβ€―recognised habitat classification schemes, EUNIS and UK BAP Broad Habitats, in a new cross-reference table.

  • Assigning a percentage coverβ€―value to topographic areas in a new cross-reference table.

Structures – Field Boundary

  • New Field Boundary feature type added to Structures Feature Collection to identify the location, nature, and properties of a field boundary in rural and moorland areas.

  • Height and width values provided for vegetated field boundary features.


  • Tram track attribution indicating the presence of tram tracks on a road​. Supplied as new attribution against Road Link features​.

  • New 'Tram on Road'​ feature type to locate where trams are present against the OS Road network.

Geographical Names

  • New feature type β€˜Named Road Junction’ which provides enhanced names and numbers of junctions. Includes both officially named or numbered junctions and intersects without an official name or number.

OS NGD data enhancements - September 2023


  • New Building Feature Type added to Building Features Collection.

  • Attribution provided on the building's use, how it is connected to other buildings, additional details on addresses contained within the building, and whether a building is considered the main one within a site.

  • Cross references between the new Building feature type and the Building Part, Site, and Built Address feature types.


  • New rail feature types added to the Transport Network Collection, giving information about topologically connected rail network:

  • Available rail network attribution includes track representation (single / multitrack, siding), and use (freight / passenger / mixed).

  • New Pavement Link Feature Type added to the Transport Network Collection, giving information on presence of pavements on Road Network.

  • New attribution added to Road Link Feature Type, giving details about the pavement presence: left or right side of road, coverage, and minimum and average width.

OS NGD data enhancements - August 2023


For the first time we are extending the coverage of our Path network to all of Great Britain and topologically structuring our road and path networks together. This means there will be many more features present in our Path feature types (Path, Path Link, Path Node, Connecting Link, and Connecting Node), and you will now get Path data for all areas of Great Britain (not just urban areas which was our previous offering).

OS NGD access enhancements – March 2023

OS NGD data enhancements – March 2023


  • New attributes added to existing address feature types and improvements made for addressing floor-level information as part of the release of data schema version 2.0 (see the Addressing 'Versioning information' page for more information).

  • Improvements made to address data regarding the consistency of address positioning, usage classifications, business names and lifecycle.


  • New Average and Indicative Speed Feature Type added to the OS NGD RAMI Collection, giving full Great Britain coverage for speed data.

  • Speed data is now included in the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA), so it is free for PSGA Members for the first time.

  • Increased number of daily time periods now available for average speed data.

  • COUs (change-only updates) available for speed data for the first time.

  • Improved completeness of the Road Width attribute in the Road Link Feature Type, which extends coverage for road width data from just urban areas to urban areas, rural areas and mountain and moorland areas.


OS Select+Build enhancements – March 2023

  • Option to select which data schema version you want to access for certain address feature types (see the Addressing 'Versioning information' page and the 'Data schema versioning' page for more information).

  • Ability to select a preference for the coordinate reference system you receive your OS NGD data in (see the 'Downloading with OS Select+Build' page and 'Coordinate reference systems' page for more details).

  • New ability to share your created recipes with other organisations so that they can use exactly the same selections as you (see the 'Downloading with OS Select+Build' page for more details).

  • A new 'Order Summary' file will now be provided with your data packages to aid data validation when loading and using OS NGD data.

  • Enhanced search capability now available in both the Recipe Builder and your OS Select+Build Recipe Library, helping you locate feature types and your existing recipes quicker than before.

OS NGD delivery roadmap

The OS NGD delivery roadmap (as of May 2023) can be seen in the image below. It details what was delivered in the September 2022 and March 2023 data releases, and what is planned for delivery in the upcoming September 2023 and March 2024 data releases.

In the future, we plan to deliver over 60 data enhancements to the OS NGD. As we design and develop these data enhancements, more details will be added to the 'Future OS NGD Data Enhancements' page.

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