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Provider profile 2017/18 - Northing

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Provider profile 2017/18

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Short nameNORTHING

This field should contain the Northing reference for the campus.

Applicable toEngland 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.

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Field length7
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Data type: NORTHINGType
OwnerOffice for National Statistics

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