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API Documentation

The Ordnance Survey datasets available from this site all support a standard set of APIs that support a number of ways of querying and integrating the data into applications.

The following table provides pointers to the detailed API documentation and a summary of the potential uses of the API. Visit the individual dataset pages for links to individual API explorers.

API Type Usage
Lookup Extract a concise RDF description of an individual resource in a dataset
Reconciliation Resolve a place name, label or code into an Ordnance Survey identifier.
Integrates with the OpenRefine data curation tool
Search Perform keyword and spatial searches over the Linked Data.
Supports a range of filtering options for quickly discovering relevant data
SPARQL Use the power of the SPARQL 1.1 query language to find and extract data.
Supports more complex queries over a Linked Data graph