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Advancing forward, demonstrating commitment

Exemplar Award Winners 2012-

  • Winner Most Approved Authority Address Updates: Cannock Chase District Council
  • Winner Most Approved Authority Street Updates: Peterborough City Council
  • Winner Best Contribution from a Scottish Authority in Preparation for AddressBase ™: North Ayrshire Council

Most Improved Authority Address Updates and Most Improved Authority Street Updates

These awards recognise the hard work that Authority Address and Authority Streets Custodians put into both maintaining their datasets and constantly improving the integral data quality through planned work activities, in order to meet internal and external pressures.

Using statistics generated by the data hubs at GeoPlace, this Award highlights those authorities who have invested time in creating and continually improving their processes and who have made and achieved a real commitment to improving both the accuracy and quality of the data submitted to the GeoPlace hubs.

This year Cannock Chase District Council topped the list of 348 local authorities for maintaining their address gazetteer and constantly improving its data quality. Over the last year they have made great strides in resolving their health check anomalies, BLPU positional accuracy and street comparisons; reached gold status for both council tax and business rates; and moved up the ranking scale by a staggering 265 places. A very well deserved winner.

There were several authorities that have made a very large improvement this year and choosing a winner was very difficult.

Peterborough City Council had some challenging years, suffering with a number of system and process issues. In the past 12 months they have managed to not only fix those system issues, but have made huge progress in Synchronisation of the LSG and LLPG streets, as well as improving data quality and content throughout their data.

It is recognised that Peterborough has invested significant time and effort in creating and improving their processes and is a very deserving winner.

Best Contribution from a Scottish Authority in Preparation for AddressBase ™

This Awards is presented to the council which made the greatest effort to prepare their local Corporate Address Gazetteer data to meet the requirements of AddressBase.

Over the years the One Scotland Gazetteer developed almost in parallel with NLPG but with a number of subtle differences to reflect different conventions and interpretations.

These needed to be ironed out to enable Scottish gazetteer data to be included in AddressBase and all Scottish council custodians put in a superb effort to get their data prepared.

The Improvement Service (IS) and Forth Valley GIS as Scottish Custodians spent some considerable deliberations to identify the council which made the greatest effort to resolve the differences. North Ayrshire council had additional work to complete including system changes and additional working with the Assessors. They are a small council with limited resources but they managed to complete everything that they were asked to do in good time.

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