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Introductory address data creation and maintenance course

What you can expect from the course

A step by step introduction to the creation and maintenance of address data according to best practice guidelines and data entry rules.

In particular, the course will cover:

  • History of gazetteers, GeoPlace and AddressBase

  • The UPRN

  • BS7666   

  • Contracts and governance

  • Introduction to the support resources available

  • Benefits of good address data for your organisation

  • Property lifecycle

  • Change only update process and re-synchronisation

  • Introduction to the National Street Gazetteer


Throughout there will be reference to best practice case studies.

The course will be delivered by one of our expert team who collectively have over 50 years' experience in creating and maintaining address and street data.

The courses are delivered directly by GeoPlace members of staff, we don't outsource our training. This means you will be trained by experts who have been involved in writing the specifications for the data as well as bringing years of practical experience of data management.

What you will get out of it

The course is designed to provide you with an introduction to address data, best practice and the relationship with the National Street Gazetteer. Understanding how your data is used not just within your authority but by organisations nationally.

You will come away with a sound basic understanding of how to represent real world objects in the appropriate data format. You will have a good awareness of the best practice associated with the creation and use of the data and a sound understanding of how to submit your data to the hub.

This course can be attended in isolation or combined with the advanced address data creation and maintenance course to form part of a two-day course.

You really will get as much out of the day as you put in. We suggest you think a little before you attend about what you want to discuss or find out more about.

With a maximum number of 8 attendees, the course is planned to enable attendees to ask questions throughout the day.


Who should attend

The introductory course is designed mainly for Custodians or Deputy Custodians who have been in the role for less than a year.

Some Custodians who have been in the role longer or who feel they would like to brush up on their skills may also benefit from the course.

If you are in doubt, please contact us and we can advise you.




12th February 2019


12th June 2019


8th October 2019 London








To ensure all attendees get the very best out of the course, we are limiting attendance numbers to 8 delegates. Places are filled on a first come, first served basis.


Pricing has been set at a cost recovery level. The cost of attendance at one of the quarterly courses is £195 per person plus VAT. Delegates are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions page.


How to book

Fill in our training request form and find contact details on our booking page.