I’ve been building up a collection of border files for us to use in Google Fusion table maps – and these are the key ones. You can download these as KML files or as CSVs. Or merge them with your data. If you have a shp file you what to convert to Google Fusion tables try shpescape, which will do it for you.
And there’s a new site too which looks promising: Inquiron, which converts geofiles into a variety of formats.
Google’s Public Data explorer is a good place to find others too.
I would love this to become more comprehensive – do you have any borders you can share?
- Health boundaries (pre 2010)
- Health: New England health boundaries, Care Commissioning groups
- Local Authorities, UK (post-2010)
- Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs, used for deprivation and census and updated after 2011)
- Middle Super Output Area (MSOA)
- Police Force Areas
Hi there. Do you know where I can find an accurate UK Postcode boundary fusion table? I found one, but when mapped against the LSOA boundaries, they don’t seem to correlate.
This looks like just what I’ve been searching for, but I can’t seem to download the LSOA data as a KML file. Is this right?
Appreciate this comment is maybe three years too late (just proves the continuing relevance of your work!), but I’m looking to map Local Authorities in the UK and the link above says not to use your data. Any idea where to look for the most recent data + KML boundaires?
Actually, I think it is still current. Does it not look like it?
A very useful collection of links. My only problem is that the Local Authorities set (#3 on your UK list above) seems to be locked down now. I can neither merge from it, since Fusion doesn’t allow me to choose a field to match with my table, and nor can I download the data to clean it up a bit and get around the merge problem that way.
All Google searches seem to return to your site! This data must exist somewhere. Any thoughts?
Yeah, I no longer have control over this table. Have you tried this site? https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/boundary-line.html
Is there a limit to the the size of file which GFT will publish. I find I can publish maps of local authorities from England and Wales with KML but if I add Scotland with all it’s little islands, I can create it, but publish doesn’t work
Absolute Godsend!!!. You wouldn’t happen to have Output Areas as well would you. THANK YOU
LSOAs? You can get those here: https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1k7zmR1vMWz1_JG-XsT2eXKtyE4wqFByFoJYsk8A
Is the LSOA dataset based on the one from the ONS data portal? Lower layer super output areas (E+W) 2011 Boundaries (Full, Clipped) V2?
Thanks for your help with these – really useful!
Hi Simon. Great site. Do you know if the video course will be available again soon? Its currently closed. Thanks, Chris.
Hi Simon, really enjoy following your work/videos. Trying to come up with a topic for my MSc in Health Informatics at City University, London. I’m getting to grips with google fusion tables, but just can’t settle on two health related datasets to merge….I’d like to find a meaningful topic. I’m a nurse in Interventional Radiology, but it’s such a new subfield of Radiology that there is little or no open data around. Any advice would be much appreciated…
Hi Simon, I used your England LSOA data to map areas which qualify for funding assistance under ECO (I was looking especially at the rural element which is very scattered) and it has proven to be very helpful, I would like to do a similar thing with Scotland but I cannot seem to locate that data anywhere. Would you have any ideas where I may locate it? Thanks for the useful resource links, made my work a lot easier as I am a complete newbie to fusion tables, great tools though!
Hi Simon. Thanks for these files they have been massively useful. One thing I can’t seem to find is the boundaries for UK Parliamentary constituencies, do you have any idea where may have them?
Hi there – these are the 2013 boundaries.
Thanks Simon, looks like exactly what I need.
This is great, trying to map recent fuel poverty stats. Thanks!!
ONS’s new Open Geography Portal is a very useful source of UK boundary files. I’ve just blogged about this at http://ukdataexplorer.blogspot.co.uk/.
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It’s actually the data here (http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/datasets/a00196810/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2) on Free School meals that I am trying to map (which I have seen on the Guardian already….). I tried using both the id codes and the names but it didn’t work. I went through the tutorial on your blog and that worked fine so not sure what I am doing wrong. Will keep trying!
Let me know how you get on
Hi. I’ve come to this via the comments page on the Guardian. I’m trying to map some DoE data:
using Fusion tables. When I try to merge the Local Authorities UK data with my data it says, ” Unable to perform merge….”. I can get it to work with this table here
but the coverage is very patchy – maybe only 15 % of LAs are being picked up. Any suggestions or alternative tables?
Hi Sandra – are you merging it on the id codes or the names? The id codes are the ones to use
FYI I tried to access your US counties file but got a permissions error.
Hi – my bad. Just sorted the permissions and should be fine now.
Lovely work – thanks!
Hi Simon, here’s a Fusion Table that I put together for Counties in England: https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=19DqHxxbkdgsEmXVooB7vRHRit8wVnVAEcP9W5lA
Great overview… and I’ve got one for you:
Germany: geometric data of constituencies http://www.bundeswahlleiter.de/en/bundestagswahlen/BTW_BUND_13/wahlkreiseinteilung/kartographische_darstellung.html