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About ONS Geography

ONS Geography is a business unit of ONS that provides the geographic data and services that support the production of high quality statistics.

It provides key geographic and widely used products, such as maps and digital boundary sets, geographical directories and databases, area codes, place name reference material, and other geographic metadata.

It also provides high quality geographic support functions and services.

These include a GIS and cartographic service, sample selection and support for ONS surveys, and the provision of best practice for geographic referencing, and the policy framework for geography in National Statistics.

ONS Geography's main customers are ONS statistical production areas, and a wide range of other external statistical data suppliers and customers.

These include other government departments, local authorities, academia, the NHS, the devolved administrations and Eurostat.

ONS Geography maintains strong links with important external organisations, such as Ordnance Survey and the Royal Mail, in order to maintain the geographic intelligence required to provide a UK corporate geographic support service.

ONS Geography also contributes to other external groups, such as Association of Geographic Information (AGI) and the Intra-governmental Group on Geographic Information (IGGI).

ONS Geography is also currently responsible for all the material on geography on this website, so if you have any queries or feedback please contact us.

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