Address point

Status: 
New
Data request description: 
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Reason: 
The data is available but the licensing terms are too restrictive
Suggested use: 
Personal Use

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Open National Address Dataset

ADDRESS-POINT is an Ordnance Survey address data product. It is still available commercially but is likely to be phased out in favour of the new AddressBase addressing products, which contain all of the same data and more.

Both ADDRESS-POINT and AddressBase are very expensive if you need full national coverage for business purposes.

The ODUG is already arguing the case for an Open National Address Dataset, which would include open data release of AddressBase. The case is very strong and has broad support, but at the moment it is unclear whether ministers have properly understood the economic and social benefits.

-- Owen Boswarva, 10/04/2013

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