22 June 2020The UPRN underpinning the Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT) standard
British APCO has been working with the Cabinet Office, Welsh Government and ACPO members from both the emergency services and the commercial sector to look at the problem of exchanging incidents between agency control rooms.
06 June 2020Bridging central and local government with UPRNs to respond to COVID-19
GeoPlace is working with central and devolved governments to include the UPRN in data sent to local authorities to support shielding measures for vulnerable people to COVID-19.
04 June 2020A council's approach to utilising Additional Street Data
In being a Permit scheme authority, the council is able to rely on accurate information from works promoters before carrying out work. This is because, the permit scheme provides a more formal way of booking time/road space on Highways.
19 May 2020Improving services for citizens with one version of the truth
Designed to share data across the wider public sector, Lle (meaning ‘place’ in the Welsh language), is a hub for data and information related to Wales and the environment.
18 May 2020GeoPlace identifies £4 return on every £1 spent on council address and street information
A GeoPlace commissioned study projects net benefits up to £202 million by 2020 from better use of the address and street data that councils create and maintain
03 April 2020It is more than just partnership working, it is about providing one service
The Partnership between Adur and Worthing councils is proving to be a nationally significant collaboration model, the first one of its kind.
02 April 2020Hackney Council use UPRNs to support vulnerable people
Hackney Council are using the UPRN to identify the most vulnerable people in our communities and to give them the joined-up, practical support they need.
13 February 2020Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales
13 February 2020Defnyddio’r Rhif Cyfeirnod Eiddo Unigryw (UPRN) i wella casglu Treth Trafodiadau Tir yng Nghymru
11 February 2020Combining the systems from five established local authorities in Dorset
Dorset combines six authorities: Dorset County Council, East Dorset District, North Dorset District, Purbeck District, West Dorset District, Weymouth & Portland Borough- to become a single unitary authority.
28 January 2020Milton Keynes Council uses drones to monitor development sites
Milton Keynes Council has developed an innovative approach to monitoring development sites with the use of drone technology, enabling them to pre-empt citizen's needs.
29 October 2019Modernising Electoral Data services in Huntingdonshire
Huntingdonshire District Council have improved internal processes to ensure that the Electoral Register is continuously maintained with new and updated addresses for residential properties.
07 October 2019Using location data and technology of today to reveal the secrets of the past
24 September 2019Using location to create understandable shareable insights
24 September 2019Scarborough Council - Sharing data securely, bringing down costs, protecting information - using the UPRN
24 September 2019Reducing costs and improving services to citizens using the UPRN
24 September 2019One version of the truth - improving services for citizens
24 September 2019Nottingham Council - Sharing data securely, bringing down costs, protecting information
24 September 2019Integrated location delivers greater reliability and interoperability
24 September 2019HMRC - tackling and preventing fraud using the UPRN
24 September 2019Environment Roads and Facilities (ERF) digital transformation project
24 September 2019Predicting and preventing fires using predictive analytics and the UPRN
05 September 2019Ofcom - using UPRNs to help deliver superfast, universal service obligations and mobile coverage
Good communication is vital in our lives. Ofcom makes excellent use of Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) in AddressBase Premium and AddressBase Islands to ensure its policy analysis is dependable and authoritative.
25 June 2019Nottingham lead the way for smart city technology and renewable energy
Nottingham City Council are pioneering smart cities with their app to manage their district heating system using FME integrated data technology. They have combined their district heating network data with the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) to create a visual resource for safer street works.
25 September 2018Linking people and places The Nation’s Census Address Custodians are our unsung heroes
14 August 2018North Somerset Council - UPRNs identify missing Business Rates and Council Tax revenue streams
25 July 2018GeoPlace Exemplar Award Winner 2016 - Leeds City Council
The Exemplar Award is awarded to the best example or demonstration of local address and/or street datasets providing quantifiable benefit to the citizen/authority/region/nation. This year's winner is Leeds City Council for its project to use local address data to verify population estimates. By using accurate data on the number of residential units, where they are located, and which ones are vacant, a far more accurate population estimate is able to be calculated at any period of time.
12 July 2018Protecting traffic sensitive streets in East Sussex
05 July 2018London Borough of Lewisham uses UPRNs to transform borough-wide services for residents
28 June 2018Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council - UPRNs make waste collection operations more efficient
20 June 2018Mid Sussex District Council - using UPRNs to secure £2.2m Government funding for local broadband improvements
19 June 2018Sefton Council - UPRNs help to improve the standard of living in rented accommodation
19 June 2018Reigate & Banstead Council - using UPRNs to ensure electoral equality and empower insight
19 June 2018Denbighshire County Council - using UPRNs to secure funding and improve tenants’ housing conditions
11 January 2018Kent integrated Database – using the UPRN to support health and care providers
04 January 2018Collecting waste from houses in multiple occupation made easy
In 2010, Oxford City Council implemented a new domestic and trade waste recycling software system. This system was designed to be underpinned by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG).
04 January 2018The London Borough of Redbridge and how they used the LLPG for their 2016 Ward Boundary Review
The London Borough of Redbridge have used their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) matched Electoral Roll to help model submissions for the 2016 Ward Boundary Review.
17 November 2017Camden Council – creating a Residents’ Index using the UPRN
13 November 2017Rushmoor Borough Council – Increasing customer satisfaction with UPRNs
13 November 2017Bath & North East Somerset Council - Using UPRNs to improve business rate collection
13 November 2017Manchester City Council — Using the UPRN to identify families with troubles
13 November 2017Salford City Council - Using the UPRN to better service customers
13 November 2017Brighton & Hove City Council - Using UPRN as the key to creating a unifi ed Customer Index
13 November 2017Harrow Council – the UPRN, the logical glue, or “How I was converted to understand the importance of the LLPG”
13 November 2017Brighton & Hove City Council – using the USRN to light up the city
25 October 2017The Camden Residents Index
In 2013, the London Borough of Camden developed a Residents Index using a Master Data Management (MDM) platform. The Camden Residents Index (CRI) unites information from multiple council data sources to create a single, consistent view of residents across the borough and the council services that they are accessing. The system uses sophisticated probabilistic matching techniques to link records from different business system together to produce a single golden view of the citizen and the household.
09 October 2017Using the UPRN to service customers better in Salford
As with many other local authorities in England and Wales, Salford City Council faces challenges to reduce costs whilst improving levels of customer satisfaction.
09 October 2017Building a Street Naming and Numbering System
For many years Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Council operated a paper-based Street Naming and Numbering (SNN) system. It became increasingly untenable with the expansion in workload, the need to cut administration costs, and the desire from applicants to apply and pay on line.
21 September 2017Simulating the energy use of buildings in the City of Nottingham - The InSmart project
InSmart -Integrated Smart City Planning is a three year, European funded project which involves four European Cities working in partnership towards a sustainable energy future. The primary objective of the project is to develop sustainable energy action plans for each partner city.
18 January 2017Northumberland makes online reporting easy
Northumberland County Council achieved digital transformation in their online reporting tools aimed at residents. The tool can be used to report street lighting faults; missed bin collections or potholes. The tool has achieved efficiencies for the authority as well as an improved customer experience. All this has been enabled through effective use of existing resources, including the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and the Local Street Gazetteer (LSG).
26 October 2016A council's approach to utilising Additional Street Data
In June 2012, Leeds City Council became a permit scheme authority. The permit scheme is facilitated by the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) and improved by the quality of Additional Street Data (ASD).
14 July 2016Using addresses to transform business in Wiltshire
When Wiltshire County Council became a unitary authority, it inherited Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs) from its previous four district councils. The LLPG which now holds 250,000 addresses, has been integrated into a number of core business systems allowing the council to benefit from accurate addressing, reduce the duplication of effort and minimise the risk of errors as well as providing consistency for its customers.
14 July 2016A property level view of flood relief in Leeds
In late December, 2015, Leeds City Council faced intense flash flooding within its area. Urgent action was needed to identify all affected buildings. The Business Rates and Council Tax departments needed to identify flooded areas in order to avoid any miscommunication with regards to missed payments and provide mandatory relief. The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) became a key driver in the assessment of the entitled relief for all residential and commercial properties.
14 July 2016Huntingdon's use of Cambridgeshire County Council's Public Right of Way Data
14 July 2016Evidence based procurement returns £800,000 per annum in Bromley
20 May 2016Confronting the issues: Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) was been involved in a data capture and migration exercise. This was to align its current gazetteer with the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) in preparation for the FiReControl initiative.
20 May 2016Kent Highway Services: using GIS for environmental protection
Kent County Council's Highway Services has been using the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) as a base and the Associated Street Data (ASD) as a means to record detailed environmental information.
20 May 2016Nottingham City Council: getting the figures right
Nottingham City carried out an innovative project producing population figures excluding students living in the area. This resulted in more accurate figures and targets and new areas of need being identified.
20 May 2016Extra Care Sheltered Housing programme
Swindon Borough Council is increasingly using geographical information (GI) in the commissioning and delivery of health and social care services. The council and local primary care trust (PCT) worked in partnership to plan the Extra Care Sheltered Housing programme using GI resources.
20 May 2016Bedfordshire Community Safety Partnerships SCRIBE project
The Bedfordshire Community Safety Partnerships developed an innovative data sharing system, SCRIBE, to support partnership working to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Bedfordshire.
20 May 2016Breaking out of the silo - West Midlands Regional Observatory
The West Midlands Regional Observatory (WMRO) is an excellent example of cross-organisation and cross-departmental working.
20 May 2016Using technology to make time
Gwynedd Council's use of new and innovative technology has enabled them to fully realise the potential of its Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and GIS datasets, to deliver a faster, more efficient service to council departments and the public.
20 May 2016Northumberland Council - joining up intelligence for improved service delivery
20 May 2016Shropshire Council: streamlining management information
Discover how Shropshire Council has refined its processes for maintaining street and address information.
27 April 2016Using the UPRN as the key to creating a unified Customer Index
15 March 2016Increasing customer satisfaction with UPRNs
The UPRN has now evolved to be part of most council functions at Rushmoor. This has included creating the In my area' tool on their website, designed to increase customer satisfaction and improve local information, built on data using the UPRN.
02 March 2016Salford City Council - making the most of its knowledge
Salford's local address and council tax teams shared their address intelligence to ensure the council has maximum understanding of the changes in the city and in turn ensure residents pay the appropriate council tax revenues and receive the services they require. The improved working arrangements lead to outstanding queries being reduced by 43% over a 5 month period.
19 January 2016Non-Domestic Rates - maintenance and benefits of the data
19 January 2016Promoting address and street data within your authority - a 'how to' guide
19 January 2016Linking internal systems within your authority - benefits and considerations
08 December 2015Linking essential services in Wychavon
The address team at Wychavon District Council carried out an extensive data cleansing exercise of the authority address data. Through the improved data quality, the team can support digital transformation by using the validated address data to link up information across the authority to provide a consistent, joined-up view of data.
29 July 2015Registering land in Oxford City Council
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:
29 July 2015Supporting the electoral process in Northumberland council
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
29 July 2015Protecting vulnerable people in Torfaen
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.
29 July 2015Worcestershire County Council One version of the truth
25 July 2015Linked data in Barnsley - creating a case for troubled families support
Barnsley utilised the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) to link disparate data sources to create a view of families in the borough.
17 July 2015Driving efficiency through improvement and innovation
Spatial data reveals valuable insights about land use for policy makingView Article
The UPRN underpinning the Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT) standard
British APCO has been working with the Cabinet Office, Welsh Government and ACPO members from both the emergency services and the commercial sector to look at the problem of exchanging incidents between agency control rooms.View Article
Bridging central and local government with UPRNs to respond to COVID-19
GeoPlace is working with central and devolved governments to include the UPRN in data sent to local authorities to support shielding measures for vulnerable people to COVID-19.View Article
A council's approach to utilising Additional Street Data
In being a Permit scheme authority, the council is able to rely on accurate information from works promoters before carrying out work. This is because, the permit scheme provides a more formal way of booking time/road space on Highways.View Article
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