DataVia delivers a complete network of streets combined with a lot of important detail, in England and Wales
With DataVia you can:
- See the most authoritative information about streets, including geographical identifiers (street name, town and locality)
- Find and utilise all streets nationally or within a defined area
- Identify information about access, use and restrictions
- See additional street data such as traffic sensitivity, special engineering difficulty, maintenance responsibility and information about construction - plus a lot more
The Local Government Association (LGA) regards the use of up to date street and address data as a fundamental part of local authority services, and encourages councils to use it in all their systems to derive efficiencies and insight. Centrally funded by the LGA for local authority use, DataVia is now available to councils for their area, free of charge.
Frequently asked questions:
What is DataVia API?
DataVia API is the provision of all the street data collected by local highway authorities, presented as an API in a Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Mapping Service (WMS). This makes it easier to access and use the data in various GIS applications.
- Q2 How do I access DataVia?
Does using DataVia come at a cost?
Yes, to maintain the availability of this service and ensure continuous improvement of quality, there is a cost to use DataVia. Please speak to us to find out more.
What data is included in DataVia?
DataVia gives you full access to the National Street Gazetteer specification and therefore includes core street and junction to junction attribution, alongside additional street data.
Can I use DataVia instead of downloading the CSV (Comma Separated Values) files?
You can use DataVia as a replacement to the current process or in addition to it. The data is updated at the same frequency as the current CSV publications.
I am a contractor, can I use DataVia?
Anyone with a statutory right to use the NSG (National Street Gazetteer) data can request access to DataVia. As a contractor, if you are working on behalf of a utility or local authority you can request access to the data for those areas
I am a commercial transport organisation, can I use DataVia?
Unfortunately, DataVia is restricted in its use to those that have a statutory right to use the data. For commercial users we recommend contacting Ordnance Survey to consider the OS Highways dataset.
Is there a way I can access DataVia as a member of the public?
Unfortunately, DataVia is restricted in its use to those that have a statutory right to use the data. However, some data is available via FindMyStreet (www.findmystreet.co.uk) where anyone can access data for personal use.
Freedom Fibre supercharges connectivity with DataVia
Freedom Fibre is using GeoPlace’s DataVia API to plan the rollout of its full fibre, high-speed broadband. DataVia provides real-time access to both public and private road data within Freedom Fibre’s internal design GIS, offering invaluable insights into potential wayleave costs for upcoming projects. As a result, Freedom Fibre has witnessed substantial improvements in service efficiency and customer support since implementing DataVia.