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GB Place Gazetteer – AA

About Product

This gazetteer is a subset of the AA (Automobile Association) 1:200,000 mapping. It includes some 39,000 geocoded places.


What's key?

  • There are 39,900 geocoded named places and points of interest
  • The places are categorised by population, but separately allocated to one of seven levels to make it easy to display only the most appropriate places at each zoom level
  • This includes Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey but Northern Ireland is excluded
  • This provides an Annual licence including updates.

Data Type: Town and Place Gazetteers
Resolution: 1:200 000

AA 1:200,000 gazetteer of places, GB

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How is it used?

  • Navigating around your map
  • Locating places of interest
  • Adding a sense of place to thematic mapping in your GIS system


  • Name
  • Feature code
  • Name and the code for the county in which the point lies together
  • Eastings and Northings grid reference
  • Lat/long co-ordinates.
  • Town category to segment the places into 6 groups from those with a population of over 1 million to those with a population of less than 300,000.
  • POI category such as picnic, golf and wild parks.
  • Level to indicate at what zoom level it is most appropriate to display particular points to ensure smaller towns are displayed at smaller scales in sparse areas, for example.

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