GeoPlace works with local authorities to produce a National Address Gazetteer infrastructure. This work is of huge value locally and nationally. Key to this is the collaborative approach taken between GeoPlace and local authorities. This document provides examples of work that GeoPlace has provided free of charge to authorities, to support Custodians.
Oxford City Council has a significant land holding portfolio, a large percentage of which were not registered with the Land Registry. This case study describes how Oxford has made their register of property holdings electronic and accessible:
Boundary changes and the introduction of the Individual Elector Registration initiative in 2014 led to significant changes in how the elections function was supported by the Information Management team
During the Swine Flu epidemic in 2009 Torfaen County Borough Council had an urgent need to identify vulnerable people living in the borough. A system was needed which allowed Emergency Planning, Social Services, and other relevant departments to spatially identify people at risk at short notice.
Worcestershire County Council is a diverse authority in the West Midlands containing both urban and rural areas. It has a population of 557,400 residents (2010 mid-year population estimates). Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon and Wyre District Councils all fall within the county boundary.
This case study explores the benefits of data matching work, carried out by Leeds City Council, between the local address data and council tax and business rates records. Through this work, the team have discovered £92,826 additional annual revenue.
Following an announcement in February this year, AddressBase internal business use customers, which includes the whole of the public sector, are able to utilise UPRNs on a royalty free and open basis. The benefits in the following local authority case studies have been enabled by utilising the UPRN and the LLPG.