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OS Names API

Endpoint URL:

Documentation URL:


  • Ordnance Survey - <>


A free, searchable, reliable database to help you find and verify populated places, road names, road numbers and postcodes. OS Names API is a reliable way of supporting the discovery or identification and visualisation of a named place; geocoding; routing and navigation, and linking diverse information such as statistics or descriptions. OS Names can locate a feature using just its name, or it can find the closest location to a given point.



Geographic Area:

  • England, Scotland, Wales

Start Date:

  • 2020-07-01