Open data

We publish various open data feeds for the use of the public and other organisations. All spatial data will be in KML format unless otherwise stated. Find out about our Open Data Strategy.

Unless stated otherwise open data feeds are released under the Open Government Licence.

Spatial data

Available feeds Description File
Committee areas Committee areas boundaries within Aberdeenshire 452KB View committee areas   Download committee areas
Community councils Community councils within Aberdeenshire 2.84MB View community councils   Download community councils
Cycle routes Cycle route information across Aberdeenshire 366KB  View cycle routes Download cycle routes
Green belt Green belt areas within Aberdeenshire 48KB View green belt areas   Download green belt areas
Gritting routes Primary gritting routes within Aberdeenshire 984KB View gritting routes   Download gritting routes
Housing Land Audit 2017
Housing Land Audit 2017 spatial data 231KB View Housing Land Audit 2017  Download Housing Land Audit 2017
Local nature reserves
Local nature reserves within Aberdeenshire 8KB View local natural reserves  Download local natural reserves
Polling districts
Polling district boundaries within Aberdeenshire 3.21MB View polling districts   Download polling districts
Polling places
Polling place locations within Aberdeenshire 9KB View polling places   Download polling places
Primary school catchments
Primary school catchment boundaries within Aberdeenshire 385KB View primary school catchments Download primary school catchments 
Primary school locations
Primary school locations within Aberdeenshire 8KB View primary school locations   Download primary school locations
Secondary school catchments
Secondary school catchment boundaries within Aberdeenshire 248KB View secondary school catchments   Download secondary school catchments
Secondary school locations
Secondary school locations within Aberdeenshire 3KB View secondary school locations   Download secondary school locations
Wind turbines Wind turbine applications within Aberdeenshire 1.64MB View wind turbines   Download wind turbines

Non-spatial data

Available feeds Description File Size  
Contracts register (CSV) Council's contracts register 86 KB Download contracts register (CSV)
Wind turbines (CSV) Wind turbine applications within Aberdeenshire as of 31 January 2018 619 KB Download wind turbines (CSV)
Cooling tower register (CSV) Cooling tower register in Aberdeenshire 4 KB Download cooling towers register (CSV)

Other feeds

Available feeds Description
Council news (RSS) Latest news headlines from the council
Road closures (RSS) List of current road closures in Aberdeenshire

KML and KMZ feeds and how to use them

KML is a format for the exchange of geographic information. KMZ is a compressed version of KML. KML files can be viewed directly in Google Earth (Windows, Mac or Linux) or loaded into Google Maps (web).


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