Points of Interest

Points of Interest is the most comprehensive, location-based directory of all public and privately-owned businesses, education and leisure services in Britain.

  • Addressing and location
  • Secure URL
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This product is updated quarterly

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What Points of Interest provides you with

Take your analysis beyond the address

Points of Interest GIS data can help to identify places by their use and function as well as by their postal address or location. Each record also contains a telephone number, web address and brand, where appropriate.

Identify gaps in services

For the public sector, Points of Interest lets you identify gaps in services and analyse changes in city centre retail space over time. This helps you maintain a quality environment for your residents, shoppers and visitors.

Organisation and activity at commercial addresses

More than 45% of Points of Interest records are businesses. It shows the organisation and activity at commercial addresses in Great Britain, and includes the brand, phone number and web URL of major businesses.

Target the competition

Thanks to its detailed company classifications linked to addresses, you can conduct detailed competitor and site analysis for the potential location of your next high street outlet.

Sourced and quality-checked

Points of Interest contains over four million records, sourced and quality-checked from more than 100 leading listing suppliers. It's updated more than four times a year, so you'll always be working with current information.

Tailor your order

You can tailor your order to just what you need - and our tiered classifications make it easy to narrow down your choices. So if you only want to know about businesses in Wigan or banks in Kent, we're here to help.

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Points of Interest

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Use cases
  • Accommodation
  • Eating and drinking
  • Commercial services
  • Attractions
  • Sport and entertainment
  • Education and health
  • Public infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Retail
  • Transport
  • Secure URL
Data theme
  • Geographical Names
Data structure
Vector - Points
Great Britain
1:1250 to 1:10,000
  • Text
Ordering area
  • Custom ordering options
Publication months
  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December
OS Data Hub plan
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Documents and Support

Getting started guides

  • Points of Interest - Product information
    This document contains additional theoretical information related to the product. All users will find the Product Information document useful and informative.
    1.2 mb
    February 7, 2022

Technical specification

Supporting documents

Release notes

Additional information

Customise the appearance of Features

With our suggested symbols, in large and small sizes, you can customise points of interest features of a particular type.

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What you get

Key features
  • Take your analysis beyond the address
  • Identify gaps in services
  • Organisation and activity at commercial addresses
  • Target the competition
  • Sourced and quality-checked
  • Tailor your order
Addressing and location
  • Secure URL
Data structure
Vector - Points
Update frequency

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