A Django app that lets you load Ordnance Survey data and use it to find places.
This is a Django app that lets you load Ordnance Survey data and use it to find places.
A list of Places from the Ordnance Survey is stored in a spatial database, and a url is provided to query them by name and return a JSON response containing matching places. Useful for autocompleting inputs that take town, city or road names.
In addition, the places are filtered by a series of bounding boxes, so that only places within the supplied boxes are returned.
The Ordnance Survey make large data sets available under an open license. See the url above for more details. This app uses the OS Locator and 1:50k Gazetteer.
Anywhere you make use of the data from the OS you should display the following text:
> Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2013
See the OS OpenData Licensing: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/licensing.html for more details.