Geographical Names and Codes (Northern Ireland)
Often, public datasets with a geographical aspect make reference to geographical units by codes, rather than by name.
While this has its advantages, it can be difficult for users to discern the 'human name' of the geographical area, or even to discern the type of area that the codes refer to (e.g. ward, constituency or council area).
This dataset combines a number of geographical areas in Northern Ireland (electoral, administrative and statistical), gathered together from open data sources. This enables users of other data products (where codes but not names are included) to use lookups to match names against codes and provide labeling for their datasets.
There is also an API service for this resource: see here for more details.
Data and Resources
- Northern Ireland Geography Names and Codesxlsx
This file contains the Names and Codes used to refer to a number of...
- Northern Ireland Geography Codes and Names: All Typescsv
This file contains the Names and Codes used to refer to a number of types of...
Dataset InfoThese fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
Contains public sector information from Land and Property Services (LPS) Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland® (OSNI®) licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0.
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)|
POLYGON ((-8.16926 55.4436, -5.08667 55.4436, -5.08667 53.8702, -8.16926 53.8702, -8.16926 55.4436))
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location|
Please refer to dataset description
|ODI Open Data Certificate|