Does anyone know where I can find boundary borders for UK cities & counties.

Specifically I'm looking for the former county of Humberside

I've searched OS & but to no avail.

asked 16 Feb '11, 15:17

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Is the border data available for current unitary authorities? Humberside appears to have been entirely divided up to become the unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull, so if you can find their borders you may be able to combine them.


answered 18 Feb '11, 12:38

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Actually this what I was considering to do with the current data, just need to find a tool to combine multiple contiguous complex polygons.

(18 Feb '11, 20:43) naesk

This is a basic functionality of any GIS software (generally called "dissolve boundaries").

(22 Feb '11, 17:31) Stefano Costa

Thanks for the info, much appreciated :)

(23 Feb '11, 18:35) naesk

One place to look for clues would be at Ordnance Survey Linked Data. Try popping a postcode in at the end of a URL like and exploring what data is available.

MySociety's MapIt API is also worth exploring:


answered 18 Feb '11, 15:59

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Already tried both these resources, however the data provided only covers current sets. Thanks all the same :)

(18 Feb '11, 20:39) naesk
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