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Best integration of the NLPG and NSG 2008

NLPG NSG best integration of the NLPG and NSG 2008: Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, London Borough of Brent, London Borough of Ealing, London Borough of Lewisham, London Borough of Sutton, Luton Borough Council, Warrington Borough Council.

Most of the Awards are about applications and are based on entries received. However, the Most Improved Awards recognise the efforts of local authority teams that have taken significant steps to improve their gazetteers over the last year. These awards are based on statistical analysis, a number of ‘health checks’ and judgements made on things like positional accuracy.

The Best Integration of the NLPG and NSG Award was judged on a comparative statistical analysis of the streets data between LLPG and LSG within a local authority administrative area.

Judges looked for synchronicity of all street types, level 3 geometry and working relationships between street naming and numbering / LLPG processes and the highways function.

Whilst a unitary authority will be responsible for both gazetteers, making it easier to achieve continuity of streets data the same is not the case for counties and districts. These organisations need to have processes in place to work through the anomalies in order to ensure continuity.

Continuity becomes important as more organisations begin to use the gazetteers for mission critical applications. Even within counties and districts, collaboration is facilitated if all parties can communicate about the same properties on the same street. Flood alleviation is a good example, because flood extents can be described by both street and property.

In this award category it proved impossible to differentiate between the seven authorities that all scored very highly on this criteria. The judges therefore decided not to declare an overall winner and present all seven with a highly commended certificate.

The following authorities were highly commended:

  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
  • London Borough of Brent
  • London Borough of Ealing
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Warrington Borough Council.
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