Lookup a place by code. Returns all available data if found. Returns 404 if a place does not exist.

place_lookup(code)

Arguments

code

A string. The unique identifier for places - Ordnance Survey (OSGB) code.

Value

A list with available places.

  • code A unique identifier that enables records to be identified easily. The identifier will be persistent for all LocalTypes except Section of Named Road and Section of Numbered Road.

  • name_1 Name. The proper noun that applies to the real world entity. Names that are prefixed by the definite article are not formatted for alphabetical sorting, that is, 'The Pennines' not 'Pennines, The'.

  • name_1_lang Language of Name. The language type is only set where more than one name exists E.g. cym (Welsh), eng (English), gla (Scottish Gaelic).

  • name_2 Name (in case of multiple languages). The proper noun that applies to the real world entity. Names that are prefixed by the definite article are not formatted for alphabetical sorting, that is, 'The Pennines' not 'Pennines, The'.

  • name_2_lang Language of Name. The language type is only set where more than one name exists E.g. cym (Welsh), eng (English), gla (Scottish Gaelic).

  • local_type The Ordnance Survey classification for the named place being represented by the specific feature. E.g. City, Town, Village, Hamlet, Other Settlement, Suburban Area

  • outcode The postcode district, for example, SO15.

  • county_unitary Administrative Area. The name of the County (non-metropolitan or Metropolitan), Unitary Authority or Greater London Authority administrative area that the point geometry for feature is within or nearest to.

  • county_unitary_type Administrative Area Type. Classifies the type of administrative unit.

  • district_borough District or Borough. The name of the District, Metropolitan District or London Borough administrative unit that the point geometry for the feature is within.

  • district_borough_type Borough Type. Classifies the type of administrative unit.

  • region The name of the European Region (was Government O ice Region) that the point geometry for the feature is within or nearest to.

  • country The country (i.e. one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom or the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) to which each place is assigned.

  • longitude The WGS84 longitude given the Place's national grid reference.

  • latitude The WGS84 latitude given the Place's national grid reference.

  • eastings The Ordnance Survey postcode grid reference Easting to 1 metre resolution; blank for postcodes in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

  • northings The Ordnance Survey postcode grid reference Northing to 1 metre resolution; blank for postcodes in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

  • min/max northings/eastings Minimum and Maximum, Northings and Eastings. Bounding box or Minimum Bounding Rectangle (MBR) for roads and settlements. For Settlements and Sections of Named and Numbered Roads, the MBR gives a representation of the extent of these features and is not snapped to the real world extent.

See https://postcodes.io/docs for more details.

Examples

# \donttest{ place_lookup("osgb4000000074544700")
#> $code #> [1] "osgb4000000074544700" #> #> $name_1 #> [1] "Cutler Heights" #> #> $name_1_lang #> NULL #> #> $name_2 #> NULL #> #> $name_2_lang #> NULL #> #> $local_type #> [1] "Suburban Area" #> #> $outcode #> [1] "BD4" #> #> $county_unitary #> NULL #> #> $county_unitary_type #> NULL #> #> $district_borough #> [1] "Bradford" #> #> $district_borough_type #> [1] "MetropolitanDistrict" #> #> $region #> [1] "Yorkshire and the Humber" #> #> $country #> [1] "England" #> #> $longitude #> [1] -1.715716 #> #> $latitude #> [1] 53.78206 #> #> $eastings #> [1] 418830 #> #> $northings #> [1] 431785 #> #> $min_eastings #> [1] 418487 #> #> $min_northings #> [1] 431541 #> #> $max_eastings #> [1] 419040 #> #> $max_northings #> [1] 432041 #>
# }