As an organisation, JAG(UK) itself depends on the voluntary contributions of expertise and time from its member organisations.
Here at GeoPlace, we provide the practical support that helps JAG(UK) to communicate its achievements widely, and act as a central point of contact and coordination for members.
Strength through shared expertise
We bring different expert parties together from all over central government, the Local Government Association (LGA), the Department for Transport (DfT) and the utility organisations that do work on our nation’s highways.
It makes us more efficient to pool our resources this way.
GeoPlace provides expert guidance on spatial data management – plus practical support that safeguards the efficiency of our highways, promotes good practice, and ensures regulations are implemented consistently.
- We represent the traffic and highway/roads authority view
- We support practitioners with guidance and information
- We act as the locus, maintaining co-operation and balance
Together, we work with JAG(UK)’s members on the systems, products, and services that define the national reference system used in the notification process and the coordination of streetworks.
The benefits of our collaboration
One of our aims is to enhance the highways data that local authorities routinely capture, as part of their role in maintaining the highways. This data is known as Additional Street Information (ASD).
It’s the information that lets the Streetworks community understand the highways they’re working on in greater detail, before works are undertaken. It gives highways users intelligence about the road network.
GeoPlace’s relationship with JAG(UK) has enabled much more of this type of data to be collected: