Welcome to the
United Kingdom Standard Geographic Base

The United Kingdom Standard Geographic Base (UKSGB) aims to provide users and suppliers of geographic information with a standard and consistent approach to commonly used geographical units in the UK. Those currently included in the UKSGB are the administrative and postal geographies. To help you understand these units and how they link together, the service provides a UK Directory which identifies all the core units covered by the UKSGB and describes each unit in a template form.

The UKSGB also provides information about a range of datasets containing information such as up to date names, codes, boundaries, and grid co-ordinates for each of the core units. A contact is given for each supplier of these datasets.


To contact the UKSGB email: uksgb@ons.gov.uk