Provider profile record 2015/16 - Northing
Provider profile record 2015/16
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This field should contain the Northing reference for the campus.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All higher education providers (HEPs).
The position of any point in Great Britain can be described by its Ordnance Survey National Grid reference. Within this framework a National Grid reference is used to state the position of any point in Britain, to any level of precision that is required. Two numbers are stated: an Easting (along the horizontal axis) and a Northing (along the vertical axis). When working with coordinates in mathematical formulae, full Easting and Northing coordinates are used. These are given in metres with respect to a false origin. Eastings can be up to 700000 and northings up to 1300000.
Below are example websites where you can determine Eastings and Northings on the Ordnance Survey National Grid:
Easting and Northing references are required for each campus. These fields can be populated using the links above, and are validated using the Office for National Statistics Postcode Directory (ONSPD) lookup that is also used to validate the full postcode.
Please note that the Irish Grid Reference System created by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland is not compatible with the Ordnance Survey National Grid System, as it is calculated from a different reference point. Providers in Northern Ireland are advised to use one of the links above to obtain an Easting and Northing.
Quality rules to follow
To determine provision by location and campus, to produce regional statistics and to analyse the geographical choices of students.
Data type: NORTHINGType
|Owner||Office for National Statistics|
|Change management notes||Further guidance has been added to clarify that the 'Irish Grid Reference System' and the 'Ordnance Survey National Grid' reference system are two different systems and they are both calculated from different reference points.|
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