Ordnance Survey AddressBase®

AddressBase from Ordnance Survey provides a coordinate and unique property reference number (UPRN) for each address in Great Britain. This nationwide address file classifies each address as either residential or commercial and provides a variety of additional property attributes.


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AddressBase makes it easy to link additional information about a property to a single address and locate it  on a map. 

  • Business Intelligence: Explore data more effectively by cross-referencing a wide range of information sources.
  • Marketing: Target customers and prospects more accurately. 
  • Financial services: Gain more insight into fraud risk and improve regulatory compliance.
  • Infrastructure planning: Know where new homes and offices are going to be built.

Coverage details

  • Coverage: Great Britian and United Kingdom
  • Release Schedule: Every 6 weeks
  • Unit of Sale: Nation (UK)

Available in four versions, depending on the level of detail and coverage required:

  • AddressBase matches the 28 million Royal Mail postal address file records to local authority unique property reference numbers (UPRN), and classifies each address as residential or commercial. 
  • AddressBase Plus includes 6 million additional addresses, providing up-to-date local authority address data, multi-occupancy addresses and OS MasterMap TOID references along with Royal Mail PAF data.
  • AddressBase Premium provides the most up-to-date, accurate information for 40 million addresses. Coverage includes current, historic and planned addresses as well as properties, alternative property names and land areas where services are provided.
  • AddressBase Islands offers the property lifecycle detail and cross-referencing possibilities of AddressBase Premium for Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. An AddressBase Plus version is also available.