GeoPlace was highly commended by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) at its annual awards ceremony in London on 24th November 2011.
GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey.
GeoPlace was highly commended in the 'Innovation and Best Practice in Local Public Services' category. The entry focussed on the successful implementation of the National Address Gazetteer Database to support the compilation and output of AddressBase® products from Ordnance Survey. The entry outlined the key objectives for GeoPlace of delivering fit for purpose services and establishing a synchronised data hub to support the delivery of definitive address data. GeoPlace also needed to provide systems and services to support the receipt and integration of address and street change intelligence from data providers.
In accepting the award, Richard Mason, Managing Director of GeoPlace said "There has been a strong customer demand for a single definitive addressing solution. The National Address Gazetteer Database forms a key part of the government infrastructure and also provides a boost to the private sector - including the GI industry. Delivery of the project has been in large part due to the expertise of the staff at GeoPlace to plan and manage the projects according to robust but flexible project management principles. The nature and scale of the benefits will continue to become apparent for years to come."
In presenting the award to GeoPlace, the AGI judges commented "The entry from GeoPlace not only met, but exceeded the judging criteria. This is a project that was delivered on time and on budget. It implemented innovative solutions to ensure legacy datasets were effectively matched whilst also meeting the demanding requirements of existing client data flows. This high level of recognition demonstrates how best practice is rewarded. Indeed, the sharing, collaboration and transforming of data from multiple agencies into the new product suite is a prime example of best practice and making the best use of public service information."
Notes to editors
GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Group and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace's role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer Database and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data to the market through Ordnance Survey. Through agreement with Scotland's Improvement Service Company, the plan is to extend the coverage to Scotland.
National Address Gazetteer Database
The National Address Gazetteer Database, managed by GeoPlace, is the data storage and internal set of processes bringing together the existing local authority sourced Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs) together with Ordnance Survey, Valuation Office Agency and Royal Mail data from which the AddressBase products are produced
Local Government Association
The Local Government Association is a political organisation that is run by its members. The LGA always strives to agree a common cross-party position on issues and to speak with one voice on behalf of local government. It aims to set the political agenda and speak in the national media on the issues that matter to council members
Ordnance Survey is Great Britain’s national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals. Ordnance Survey utilises the National Address Gazetteer Database in the creation of the AddressBase range of products available for use in both the public and commercial sectors.
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