Police forces use addresses and location information in almost every aspect of law enforcement; from keeping accurate records on the addresses of victims and witnesses or suspects and offenders, to using the exact location of a crime or incident to verify an alibi, or to subsequently shape a crime-prevention policy.
By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace, with Olivia Powell, GIS Manager at Avon & Somerset Constabulary
At the GeoPlace annual conference in 2019, Olivia Powell presented a clear and concise vision of ‘The journey of an address in the Police system‘. The presentation resonated with attendees and we were asked for more information on how the Police utilise addressing. Following the conference, GeoPlace published Olive’s presentation as a case study and we worked together to design an infographic which demonstrates the flow of an address through from deployment to record transfer.
A strategic transport model is a complex thing. To build a compelling narrative that examined the economics of a new pan-Northern strategic transport improvement scheme, Transport for the North needed to understand who’d be using it, how, what their experiences would be like, and what shape the travel market was in.
Using the Local Street Gazetteer to develop a ‘smart city’
The Internet of Things is a system of connected machines and computers that works without human intervention. Many of the devices linked to or by the Internet of Things are referred to as ‘smart’ devices, and Hull City Council is developing a city-wide smart operating system, known as City OS.