NLPG Exemplar Award – Most improved 2008: London Borough of Lewisham.
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. This category was judged on the performance of the 376 local authorities since 1st March 2008 in relation to the NLPG MSA objectives for 2007 to 2008.
The judges took account of:
- The relative improvements and consistency of updating, specifically daily updating.
- An analysis of positional accuracy and property classification improvements.
- The level of linkage achieved between the authorities LLPG to its council tax and non domestic rates list.
- The speed of anomaly resolution.
While many local authorities have excellent gazetteers, not all are at the same level. This award seeks to reward measurable improvement and demonstrate real commitment to the process.
The runners-up in 2008 were Birmingham City Council and Caerphilly County Borough Council.