National Public Transport Gazetteer (NPTG)

Openness rating:
Reason: Content of file appeared to be format "XML" which receives openness score: 3.
★★★★★  Linked data - data URIs and linked to other data (e.g. RDF)
★★★★☆  Linkable data - served at URIs (e.g. RDF)
★★★☆☆  Structured data in open format (e.g. CSV)
★★☆☆☆  Structured data but proprietry format (e.g. Excel)
★☆☆☆☆  Unstructured data (e.g. PDF)
Score updated: 18/03/2018
Open Data Certificate: Bronze Level

NPTG is a database of localities (cities, towns, villages and other settlements) in Great Britain. It provides a common frame of reference for the National Public Access Nodes (NaPTAN) schema and other UK Public Transport Information schemas such as JourneyWeb. The appropriate naming and geospatial location of towns and places is vital for providing effective place and stop finding in on-line journey planners and other passenger information systems. Names are those that would be used by the people that reside or work in that place; the geospatial location is selected to optimise journey planning and other passenger information usage. The NPTG XML schema is used to distribute topographic data from the NPTG database to the local Administrative Areas who administer NaPTAN data, as well as other downstream Public Transport Information systems such as journey planners.

Read More

Data Resources (4)

NPTG home page on DfT website (for background information)

Additional Information

Added to 19/03/2010
Theme Transport
Temporal coverage 1/4/2011 - 18/5/2016
Geographic coverage Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
Schema/Vocabulary localities
Service Level SLA Agreed
Precision +/- 1 metre spatial accuracy of Ordnance Survey Grid Reference
Update frequency weekly
Temporal granularity day
Themes (secondary) No value
Mandate No value
Code list No value

Related Applications