22 November 2023Nottingham City Council predicts impressive 6:1 ROI on use of address and street data
Nottingham City Council is seeing impressive returns from its investment in geocoded address and street data, and the use of that data across the organisation. Results of an in-depth study show the council generated a significant Return on Investment.
15 November 2023Workplace parking levy - a groundbreaking initiative
UPRNs bring certainty and credibility to Nottingham's Workplace Parking Levy
15 November 2023Waste management crews access routes and addresses
Waste management is a one of the most visible of functions that the council delivers It is also labour intensive. Small amounts of time saved and reducing the number of repeat visit required has significant impact on costs.
15 November 2023Safer housing - managing privately rented accommodation
The Safer Housing team in Nottingham City Council manage thousands of licensing applications and checks per year. Using the UPRN helps them to make huge gains in efficiency, both in cost and time saved.
15 November 2023Identifying families in need through Children's Social Care & Early Help Services
The Supporting Families Programme helps identify those families most at need. In providing these families subsequent effective, whole family support at the earliest possible opportunity, escalation into statutory services can be prevented.
15 November 2023Data integration - saving £2.4million in Nottingham
The ability to integrate datasets using the UPRN and USRN adds significant value, saving time, money and effort
17 October 2023DataVia – unlocking hidden benefits for Monmouthshire residents
Monmouthshire County Council is saving time and money with automation workflows that pull data directly from DataVia into its internal web mapping site.
12 October 2023Freedom Fibre supercharges connectivity with DataVia
Freedom Fibre is using GeoPlace’s DataVia API to plan the rollout of its full fibre, high-speed broadband, with the aim of revolutionising phone and internet access in the UK.
19 July 2023Traffic Sensitive Streets Review in Durham
Durham is a largely rural unitary authority in the north east of England. Following the 2022 ‘Response to street and roadworks further reforms’ from the Department for Transport (DfT), the number and nature of Traffic Sensitive Streets was due for review. This case study highlights some of the effective methods of reviewing sensitive streets data.
14 July 2023UPRN Integration in Rushmoor’s Digital Services
Rushmoor Borough Council created a system to automate many elements of their waste management service. As a result, they've reduced calls about missing bins, and there's also been a larger uptake of the Bulky Waste and Garden Waste services. This brings in a significant amount of revenue for the council, which is being reinvested in service improvements for the community.
18 June 2023Household Energy – developing data-driven insights to inform policy
Day 1, session 3 of the GeoPlace conference featured insights into schemes that will improve energy efficiency in households, and how data supports that.
12 June 2023Street Naming & Numbering and the lifecycle of streets & addresses
Day 2, session 2 at the GeoPlace conference focussed on the lifecycle of data, and introduced the new Street Naming and Numbering Code of Practice.
02 June 2023Saving £2m by integrating its Waste and Recycling Service with its LLPG
Lewisham Council linked data to be sure that households eligible for food and garden waste collection could access the appropriate services, but do so without incurring additional costs.
01 June 2023Income-generating integration of planning applications with SNN processes
By developing an online application on the council’s website, Lewisham’s approved planning applications now trigger the Street Naming and Numbering (SNN) Application process automatically. It also shares the information with the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) which is integrated with the council’s building control, land charges, environment health, council tax, electoral registration, refuse collection and CRM systems.
31 May 2023Development of GIS as a key service for Maldon District Council
The recent launch of its new Internal mapping solution 'Phoenix Maps' is transforming the way Maldon District Council works with spatial information. Built with the ArcGIS Enterprise 11 hub, the new system links into well maintained data, providing simple application-based solutions and tools initially for officers and councillors.
28 February 2023UPRN: a golden thread for housing associations
The challenges faced by housing associations range from providing good quality, affordable housing to the all-important need to meet fire and safety regulations, to aspirations regarding net zero and a transition to cleaner, greener housing provision. When analysis and data sharing can be delivered with confidence, providers can work more efficiently and in return deliver better services for residents.
13 February 2023Protecting homes at risk of flooding
In order to help protect homes at risk of flooding in London, the Greater London Authority (GLA) compiled a single database using various sources of data, all linked by the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN). This final list included over 45,000 addresses in London - not only basement properties but other properties over more than one floor that have basements, such as maisonettes.
02 February 2023UPRNs facilitate energy retrofitting in Nottingham
The Nottingham City Council GIS Team has developed a property-based dataset for the Carbon Reduction Projects and Policy service area. Using Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRN) to ensure validity and efficiency, this work supports the authority’s ambitious plan for energy retrofitting schemes.
20 January 2023Interview: sharing data to support vulnerable people in Wales
Welsh Government is using data-driven processes to inform planning and policymaking to support vulnerable people across Wales. To be effective, a multi-agency approach is essential for agility and speed of response. But how do multiple sets of information from multiple organisations link-up to ensure that the most vulnerable get the right support?
07 November 2022The circle of address data: saving lives, probably every day
Steve Taylor of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service discusses the importance of address data to the work of the fire service.
04 November 2022Barnsley Council - using UPRNs to build a Vulnerability Index
Barnsley is the 38th most deprived local authority in the country and has a relatively high number of older residents: by 2040, it expects to have one third more residents aged 65 years or over. This places significant focus on finding efficient ways to serve the needs of an increasingly vulnerable population
04 October 2022North Yorkshire Police uses UPRN to promote uptake of security measures
GIS has long been associated with crime mapping and analysis. Location data provides the means to visualise trends and patterns, identify hot spots, plan resources, and take preventative action associated with myriad aspects of law and order. Alcohol-related crime, for example. Anti-social behaviour knife crime, and public safety and welfare. In North Yorkshire, the Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OFPCC) wanted to increase the uptake of local crime prevention measures. To do that, the team needed an insight.
13 July 2022Deriving greater efficiencies and better quality through integration of UPRNs
Blackburn and Darwen Borough have integrated Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) into the council’s elections process – realising immediate benefits. Ultimately, the council wants to incorporate UPRNs into all back-office systems.
12 July 2022Mitigating risks to life from Ash Die Back disease
Conwy County Borough Council has undertaken an innovative spatial analysis of survey data, to identify and prioritise risks from Ash Die Back disease.
12 July 2022Deriving multiple savings by integrating UPRNs into council systems
Leeds City Council has integrated Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) into its systems, providing a fuller picture of address data and assisting in asset management. The UPRNs also played an essential role in the council’s Covid response strategy.
07 July 2022Increasing access to residential lettings’ data in Thanet
Thanet Council has delivered a map that can show privately rented homes to potential residents, so that they can see if the landlord has obtained a licence and is operating lawfully. They can also see if it meets their requirements by being near other local amenities such as schools, parks, shops etc.
07 July 2022Improving council services in Oxfordshire by integrating the Street Gazetteer including FixMyStreet
FixMyStreet is a tool that lets users map and report street problems to the councils responsible for fixing them. This includes potholes, broken streetlamps, dog fouling and issues with fencing.
05 July 2022Overcoming multiple integration challenges in forming Buckinghamshire Council
The Buckinghamshire Council was merged from five councils, and the gazetteer team had to create a new Unitary Gazetteer. Read about the challenges they overcame to build this.
04 July 2022Improvements in data quality deliver efficiency in Durham
With the introduction of the street works permit scheme, Durham County Council’s Streetworks team were seeing an increase in permit assessments. By improving the data quality and quantity in the local Street Gazetteer, the team ensured it could then be better utilised to coordinate streetworks.
01 July 2022Collaborative approach to improving data accuracy and quality in Durham
Durham developed bespoke scripts which they have shared with the wider DCA street community to respond to some of the additional data quality requests. This community focus of the way Durham have approached problems rightly deserves this highly commended Award.
31 May 2022Safer, more secure homes and buildings
At the 2022 GeoPlace annual conference, this session addressed issues around building safety in various contexts: a National Landlord Register, local authority information, the fire service, and the information that is needed to underpin building safety as a whole.
31 May 2022From planning to maintenance to demolition, the lifecycle of address and street data
This session at the 2022 GeoPlace annual conference looked at the lifecycle of the UPRN, and the many different processes and organisations involved.
31 May 2022Using UPRNs and USRNs to integrate data in your authority
At the GeoPlace 2022 conference, this session focussed integrating data using UPRNs and USRNs, from a local authority perspective.
07 December 2020Using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer to identify HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation)
HMOs are an important form of accommodation. A building is classed as an HMO if it is let as a main or only home to at least three tenants forming more than one household. Large or small, they share facilities such as a kitchen, bathroom or toilet. HMOs with five or more tenants require a licence.
01 December 2020Hidden value revealed by Government Digital Service
Government Digital Service's (GDS's) Mandate for central government to use UPRNs and USRNs raises simple questions but provides astonishing answers.
26 November 2020National Audit Office (NAO) – using UPRNs as best practice
How the National Audit Office (NAO) use UPRNs, which uniquely identifies addresses, to overcome the inherent challenges in using location data & the derived benefits.
25 November 2020UPRNs improve the UK's lettings market - Delivering immense benefits for landlords, tenants, government, and business
Find out how the innovative use of UPRNS improved the UK's lettings market delivering immense benefits for landlords, tenants, government, and business as a whole as well as bringing down overall costs and helping to support the market.
17 November 2020
Sefton Council uses the Local Land and Property Gazetteer to integrate key council services
Sefton Council uses the Local Land and Property Gazetteer to integrate key council services
27 October 2020Traffic signals and the street gazetteer: protecting a valuable asset
Detector loops are a common feature of many traffic light systems, but they can get damaged easily if street works’ teams don’t know where they are. The Traffic Signals Team at East Sussex Highways has been working with their local Street Custodian to accurately record the locations of these loops in the Local Street Gazetteer. The result is an instant reduction in costs for East Sussex Highways department.
13 October 2020UPRNs – essential in shaping policy for on-street Electric Vehicle chargers
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are gaining in popularity in the UK, which is good news for the planet. Those vehicles all need charging, regularly, so we also do to have the right charging infrastructure in place – easily-accessible chargers in the right place for as many people as possible.
04 September 2020Using granular data to predict travel patterns
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.
13 July 2020Using 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.
07 July 2020The Unique Property Reference Number: a game changer for the lettings industry
The TLIC comprises lettings experts from across the industry, including professional bodies and schemes, service providers for both landlords and tenants, and representatives from both large and small lettings agents. Government advisors also proactively attend the meetings enabling two-way feedback on current issues. Members are united by their desire to help standards rise across lettings and this wide group represents the views of all parties in the private rented sector.
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.
11 May 2020Using UPRNs to engage with landlords and improve the quality of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) throws up many challenges for any organisation or company that’s involved in its administration, billing, or maintenance. This includes local authorities that want to support and engage with landlords in the private sector.
07 May 2020Barnsley Council use the UPRN to identify vulnerable individuals and provide support during the Covid-19 pandemic
The Council opted to build a Vulnerability Index. The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) played a key role in the development of the Index, which was a composite of 26 different data sources – all combined through their common location.
06 May 2020Durham County Council combines datasets using the UPRN to assist vulnerable residents
With the onset of Covid-19 Durham County Council needed to identify vulnerable individuals in the area and target them with specific assistance services. Shielded population lists were a starting point, but the data team knew that there were vulnerable residents who were not on this list.
05 May 2020Leeds City Council uses UPRNs to identify shielding individuals during COVID-19
In March 2020 with the onset of COVID-19 Leeds City Council needed to identify clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) who had particular health conditions. Prior to this, there were 18,000 individuals on the CEV list. However this list grew vastly to 40,000 in April 2020. The council needed to make a plan of action to support these people.
04 May 2020Mole Valley’s use of UPRNs to link datasets to support clinically extremely vulnerable people
Mole Valley District Council believed that if NHS shielding datasets were linked to UPRNs, their support of extremely vulnerable residents in the district would be improved.
03 May 2020Using property identifiers to locate vulnerable people in Sedgemoor District in Somerset
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the key importance of data held by local authorities in identifying and supporting vulnerable residents. Local Authorities in Somerset needed to contact those residents who were not already covered by the national NHS shielding programme but were nonetheless situationally vulnerable.
02 May 2020Sheffield’s linking of UPRNs to council tax data to support over 70’s living alone
At the start of COVID-19 the council wanted to identify over 70s living alone to ensure they were given sufficient support. However, the council didn’t have an effective way of identifying this target group. Sheffield City Council had access to council tax data but didn’t have a link to the UPRN to enable the data to be linked to other systems within the organisation.
01 May 2020Predicting longer-term care needs using UPRNs
Worcestershire County Council saw a need to develop improved foresight relating to demands on services. One approach the council took was to predict longer-term care needs of individuals in the area. Risk stratification was employed to identify households in Worcestershire that were likely to require support from adult social care in the future.
02 April 2020Local authorities are using UPRNs to provide support for vulnerable people
Every business and organisation wants to move faster and deliver better results. As Covid-19 is a threat to us all, it’s never been more important to understand who needs help – to identify the most vulnerable people in our communities – and to give them the joined-up, practical support they need. The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) has an invaluable role to play in making this achievable, with confidence.
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.
26 March 2020What can food hygiene tell us about fire safety?
GeoPlace partnered with the National Fire Chiefs Council to examine the benefits a focus on the UPRN can bring to improving fire safety in communities. Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant at GeoPlace and Catherine Levin Communications Adviser from the National Fire Chiefs Council provided this report.
13 February 2020
Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales
In Wales, land transaction tax (LTT) replaced stamp duty from April 2018. The tax used to support public services in Wales, so it is important to government, to citizens and business as property buyers, users of public services and tax payers that the LTT process is both quick and accurate.
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.
28 January 2020Using addresses in the police service
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.
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 2019
Nottingham 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.
19 May 2019
Improving services for citizens with one version of the truth
The Welsh Government works to provide citizen-focused benefits across a wide variety of areas such as the environment; education and health. Decisions are made on these matters for Wales as a whole – with the devolved Government developing country-centric policies, laws, and assembly bills.
09 May 2019
Generating revenue, improving services for citizens using the UPRN
At a time when authorities are under pressure to make savings, the City of Wolverhampton Council started charging customers to collect their garden waste. It was imperative for this income to generate a positive return: it couldn’t result in costs being incurred elsewhere – in Customer Services, for example – due to an increase in calls. So a solution was needed that would help people self-serve and, if they didn’t have access to a computer, signpost them to a Customer Services Officer for a conversation.
09 May 2019
Using location to create understandable, shareable insights from complex raw information
Bringing Location to Life - case study based on a presentation from Wayne Brooks, Service Data Manager for Highways, Devon County Council at the GeoPlace conference 2019
09 May 2019
Addressing the Census
Bringing Location to Life - case study based on a presentation from Jez Halton, Senior Research Officer, Address Register, Data Architecture, Office for National Statistics at the GeoPlace conference 2019
09 May 2019
Reducing costs and improving services to citizens using the UPRN
Bringing Location to Life - case study based on a presentation from Nizete Vasconcelos, GIS Manager and Petri Iivonen, Web Developer, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council at the GeoPlace conference 2019
09 May 2019
HMRC - Working across government, tackling and preventing fraud using the UPRN
Case study based on a presentation from Andrew Letherby, Head of Monitoring, Digital Operations, HMRC at the GeoPlace conference 2019
09 May 2019
Environment Roads and Facilities (ERF) digital transformation project
Bringing Location to Life - case study based on a presentation from Sophie Birchall-Rogerson, Senior Management Information Systems Officer, Conwy County Council at the GeoPlace conference 2019
09 May 2019
Predicting and preventing fires using predictive analytics and the UPRN
Bringing Location to Life - case study based on a presentation from Apollo Gerolymbos, Head of Data Analytics at London Fire Brigade at the GeoPlace conference 2019
09 May 2019
How to avoid letting off steam
Bringing Location to Life - case study based on a presentation from Gareth Osborne, Senior Address Management Officer, Nottingham City Council at the GeoPlace conference 2019
09 May 2019
Using the UPRN to scrutinise government activity and understand delivery at a local level
Bringing Location to Life - case study based on a presentation from Dr Marc Adams, Senior Analyst and MESH Mapping Lead, National Audit Office at the GeoPlace conference 2019
07 March 2019Highways Asset Management - Street Lighting Portal
Through creativity and innovative use of accurate geospatial data however, Conwy has managed to transform and modernise their asset management system to work for them.
25 September 2018
Linking people and places The Nation’s Census Address Custodians are our unsung heroes
Our Address Custodians are a nationwide force to be reckoned with – and as experts in addressing, they’re likely to be the unsung heroes of the 2021 Census.
11 May 2018
Kent integrated Database – using the UPRN to support health and care providers
The Kent Integrated Databset (KID) is a whole population pseudonymised person level linked dataset based on data flows from hundreds of local health and care providers in Kent & Medway
10 May 2018
UPRNs can deliver better outcomes for vulnerable individuals by improving the efficiency of emergency services
Linking people and places - case study from the Joint Emergency Services Group Wales (JESG) for GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2018
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.
27 November 2017Entering PRoW and its subsequent benefits for street works coordination
The New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Codes of Practice states; It is a local highways authoritys responsibility to create and maintain street gazetteer data for all streets within its geographical area, whether or not it is a the street authority for any particular street.
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 2017
Using 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.
11 May 2017
Brighton & Hove City Council - Using UPRN as the key to creating a unified Customer Index
Connecting Data for Better Outcomes - case study from Brighton and Hove City Council for GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2017 which focusses on using UPRN as the key to creating a unified Customer Index
11 May 2017
Harrow Council – the UPRN, the logical glue, or “How I was converted to understand the importance of the LLPG”
Connecting Data for Better Outcomes - Taken from a presentation by Ben Jones, Head of Digital Services at Harrow Council at the GeoPlace annual conference, 11th May 2017.
11 May 2017
Brighton & Hove City Council – using the USRN to light up the city
Connecting Data for Better Outcomes - case study from Brighton and Hove City Council for GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2017 which focuses on using the USRN to light up the city
11 May 2017
Camden Council – creating a Residents’ Index using the UPRN
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.
02 May 2017Understanding local populations between censuses
Knowing the characteristics of the entire population is key for the development of public policy. The decennial census provides a snap-shot of all people and households in a particular area and has a direct bearing on the government support that councils receive to fund public services.
29 March 2017Workshopping standardised geospatial data for local public services
A workshop on how the UPRN can be better shared inside and between public service organisations on a royalty free basis.
15 March 2017
Increasing 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.
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).
30 December 2016The 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.
05 October 2016
Using UPRNs to improve business rate collection
In line with other authorities, Bath and North East Somerset Council have been faced with a decrease in government funding. In response, the council chose to raise income, and minimise cuts to their services.
03 October 2016GeoPlace 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.
14 July 2016
Using 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 2016
Evidence based procurement returns £800,000 per annum in Bromley
The London Borough of Bromley used their street data intelligence, in the form of the Local Street Gazetteer, to demonstrate excellence in digital transformation. As a result, the team at Bromley have delivered significant savings and service improvements.
20 May 2016
Cheshire County Council's roadworks webpage
Cheshire County Council used new powers under the Traffic Management Act 2004 to control roadworks in the area. The council wanted to the public to be able to access present and planned roadworks information through the internet.
18 May 2016GeoPlace 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
27 April 2016
Using the UPRN as the key to creating a unified Customer Index
A case study of Brighton and Hove City Council’s work to create a single Customer Index using the UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) as the unifying data key. This case study outlines the proactive work of the ICT Consultant Project Manager and IS Operations Manager in identifying and overcoming the specific set of challenges presented by the need to combine data from multiple disparate sources comprising multiple formats and record types into a single verified customer view. The case study examines the particular example of linking location data (the UPRN) to personal data to facilitate the data cleansing and matching processes, creating a Customer Index Record Number (CIRN). A key lesson has been the value of data matching from a location point of view but the case study also demonstrates the value of harmonising information within a council.
19 January 2016
Promoting address and street data within your authority - a 'how to' guide
This paper provides a structure to help create the case to convince internal managers and stakeholders of the benefits and value of integrating street and address data into their systems and processes.
19 January 2016
Linking internal systems within your authority - benefits and considerations
There are considerable financial and service provision benefits for local authorities who have a high number of linkages between their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and other council systems:
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.
16 November 2015Routes to school in Newham powered by the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN)
Newham has developed an external web application, powered by the UPRN, which has enabled the school admissions team to work more efficiently, accurately and provide more transparency in admissions.
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 County 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
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.
04 June 2015A 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.
29 October 2013
Case study - GeoPlace supporting authorities
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.
12 October 2013Creating a spatial data infrastructure in North Somerset
Exemplar Award Winner- Best Practice Award Runner-up 2013: North Somerset Council
11 October 2013Cleaning up commercial addresses in Nottingham City Council
Exemplar Award Winner- Best Practice Award Winner 2013: Nottingham City Council
09 October 2013Automated Land Charges in London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Exemplar Award Winner - Innovation in Delivery Award Winner 2013: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
07 October 2013Improving data, improving waste collection in North Somerset
Exemplar Award Winner- Integration Award Joint winner: North Somerset Council
07 October 2013Improved understanding of residents in the London Borough of Newham
Exemplar Award Winner- Integration Award Joint winner 2013: Newham Council
05 October 2013Huntingdonshire District Council tackle social housing fraud
Exemplar Award winner- Improvement and Efficiency Award Runner-up 2013: Huntingdonshire District Council
04 October 2013Maximising local taxation revenues in Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Exemplar Award Winner- Improvement and Efficiency Award Winner 2013: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
01 October 2013Delivering waste management service efficiencies through the use of GIS and route optimisation in South Staffordshire
Exemplar Award Winner - Citizen Award 2013: South Staffordshire Council
17 July 2013
Driving efficiency through improvement and innovation
GeoPlace’s annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2013 took place at the Institute of Education in London on Wednesday 9th October 2013 with 315 local authority delegates in attendance.
21 January 2013
Salford 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.
25 October 2012
Using local knowledge for national benefit
On 25th October, with an estimated 1500 years’ worth of addressing and street data expertise gathered together in one room, the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards was the place to be for anyone interested in the creation and usage of these core geographic reference data sets.
18 October 2012Leading the regions
Exemplar Award Winners 2012- • Best in East Midlands Region Authority Address Updates: Derbyshire Dales District Council • Best in East of England Region Authority Address Updates: Broxbourne Borough Council • Best in Greater London Region Authority Address Updates: London Borough of Enfield • Best in North East Region Authority Address Updates: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council • Best in North West Region Authority Address Updates: Salford District Council • Best in South East Region Authority Address Updates: Lewes District Council • Best in South West Region Authority Address Updates: South Gloucestershire Council • Best in Wales Region Authority Address Updates: Bridgend County Borough Council • Best in West Midlands Region Authority Address Updates: Wychavon District Council • Best in Yorkshire and Humber Region Authority Address Updates: Leeds City Council • Best in Yorkshire and Humber Region Authority Street Updates: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Best in East Midlands Region Authority Street Updates: Rutland County Council and Derby City Council • Best in East of England Region Authority Street Updates: Peterborough City Council • Best in Greater London Region Authority Street Updates: London Borough of Enfield • Best in North East Region Authority Street Updates: Northumberland County Council • Best in North West Region Authority Street Updates: Warrington Borough Council • Best in South East Region Authority Street Updates: West Sussex County Council and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead • Best in South West Region Authority Street Updates: Devon County Council • Best in Wales Region Authority Street Updates: Isle of Anglesey County Council • Best in West Midlands Region Authority Street Updates: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
17 October 2012Advancing forward, demonstrating commitment
Exemplar Award Winners- • Winner Most Approved Authority Address Updates: Cannock Chase District Council • Winner Most Approved Authority Street Updates: Peterborough City Council • Winner Best Contribution from a Scottish Authority in Preparation for AddressBase ™: North Ayrshire Council
15 October 2012Sharing knowledge, raising awareness - Oxford City Council
Exemplar Award Winner- Winner Peer Award 2012: Cathy Coelho from Oxford City Council
02 October 2012Business Improvement District Sees Almost £1m of Investment into Huntingdon
Exemplar Award Winner- Runner-up Citizen Award 2012: Huntingdonshire District Council
29 July 2012
Worcestershire County Council One version of the truth
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.
09 January 2012
Using 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.
06 January 2012
The right tool for the job
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council has combined the use of open source software with the power of their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) to meet local service delivery and EU regulations commitments, all while saving money.
29 October 2011Modernising 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.
26 October 2011Sharing public sector asset management delivers savings
Exemplar Award Winner- Winner National Gazetteers Integration Award 2011: Bristol City, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset Councils, Police, Fire & Ambulance Emergency Services, Primary Care Trusts & the NHS in the greater Bristol Area
21 October 2011Putting the heart back into Dartford’s Central Park
Exemplar Award Winner- Runner-up National Gazetteers Citizen Award 2011: Dartford Borough Council
20 October 2011UPRNs supporting Safer Stronger Communities and Safe Effective Fire-Fighters
Exemplar Award Winner- Winner National Gazetteers Citizen Award 2011: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
08 October 2011Sharing knowledge, raising awareness - Newport City Council
Exemplar Award Winner- Winner National Gazetteers Peer Award 2011: Shaun Powell Newport City Council
06 October 2011Garden waste – more take-up, less landfill, greener outcomes
Exemplar Award Winner- Winner National Gazetteers Green Award 2011: Northumberland County Council
17 July 2011
Working together across the public sector
Local authorities are required to do more but with fewer resources. Citizens have high expectations of services, but no desire to see increases in Council Tax. With responsibility for delivering over 700 services, from the cradle to the grave, local authorities need to make the most of their information to deal with these challenges. One common key theme through nearly all these services is ‘where’ they are delivered.
20 May 2011
Kent 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.
13 October 2010Honouring the birthplace of Captain Myles Standish
Exemplar Award Winner- Highly Commended NLPG NSG Exemplar Award ‘Naming Award’ 2010: Chorley Borough Council
11 October 2010Improving service through better communication
Exemplar Award Winner- Winner NLPG NSG Exemplar Award ‘Citizen’s Award and winner of the 2010 Exemplar Award: West Oxfordshire District Council Best example of a project which delivers services to citizens underpinned by the NLPG/LLPG or the NSG/LSG LLPG
09 October 2010Exemplar Award Winner Anglesey County Council - The right tools for the job
Exemplar Award Winner- Runner Up NLPG NSG Exemplar Award ‘Technology Award’ 2010: Isle of Anglesey County Council
29 July 2010Protecting 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.
20 May 2010
Spatially-enabled services in Southwark
The London Borough of Southwark offers its citizens a spatially-enabled one-stop shop through a state-of-the-art web mapping platform. This is underpinned by council data which is intelligently linked.
19 May 2010
Extra 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.
29 October 2009Joining forces to improve street work coordination
NSG Exemplar Award Runner up – Most Effective LSG and Street Works Integration 2009: Dorset County Council.
25 August 2009
Nottingham 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.
25 May 2009
Where there's muck...there's happy residents!
This GIS Professional article describes how Harrow has implemented GI through the NLPG across its activities, delivering major cost savings, winning awards and more importantly, providing better services to residents.
20 May 2009
Confronting 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.
02 October 2008Improved service delivery through avoidable contact
NLPG Exemplar Award Winner – Best business process transformation 2008: South Tyneside Council.
01 October 2008Best integration of the NLPG and NSG 2008
NLPG NSG best integration of the NLPG and NSG 2008: Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, London Borough of Brent, London Borough of Ealing, London Borough of Lewisham, London Borough of Sutton, Luton Borough Council, Warrington Borough Council.
30 September 2008
Bedfordshire 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.
17 October 2007Gazetteer improvements lead to better online service access
NLPG Most Improved 2007: London Borough of Hackney.
12 October 2007Sharing the knowledge - Huntingdonshire District Council
NLPG Exemplar Award: Highly Commended – ‘Most Creative Use’ 2007: Huntingdonshire District Council.
31 October 2006Improving efficiency and service delivery through vision and action
NLPG Exemplar Award: Highly Commended – ‘Best use with partners’ 2006: London Borough of Haringey.
27 October 2006Create once use many times - Huntingdonshire District Council
NLPG Exemplar Award: Winner – ‘Best use with partners’ 2006: Huntingdonshire District Council.
26 October 2006Keeping citizens informed about refuse collections
NLPG Exemplar Award: Winner – ‘Best Use Internally’ 2006: Sedgefield Borough Council.
23 October 2006Transforming service delivery through the corporate gazetteer
NLPG Exemplar Award: Winner – ‘Most Improved’ 2006: Dartford Borough Council.
17 October 2006Web mapping system delivers cross-council addressing
NLPG Exemplar Award: Highly Commended – ‘Best Use Internally 2006: Leicester City Council.
15 October 2006Improved access to council services via digital TV
NLPG Exemplar Award: Winner – ‘Most Creative Use’ 2006: London Borough of Brent.
04 October 2006Underpinning in house processes and public service delivery
NLPG Exemplar Award: Highly Commended – ‘Best Use Internally’ 2006: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
02 October 2006Overcoming obstacles to gazetteer creation in a rural context
NLPG Exemplar Award: Highly Commended – ‘Most Improved’ 2006: South Hams District Council.
23 October 2003Better addressing, better workflow, better services
Delivering service improvement through addressing: Winchester City Council.
02 October 2003High-quality addressing means high-quality services
Delivering service improvement through addressing: South Gloucestershire Council.
Nottingham City Council predicts impressive 6:1 ROI on use of address and street data
Nottingham City Council is seeing impressive returns from its investment in geocoded address and street data, and the use of that data across the organisation. Results of an in-depth study show the council generated a significant Return on Investment.View Article
Qualitative use cases of the UPRN in Nottingham
During a Return on Investment Analysis carried out in Nottingham, there were many social and environmental benefits identified during the studyView Article
Workplace parking levy - a groundbreaking initiative
UPRNs bring certainty and credibility to Nottingham's Workplace Parking LevyView Article
Waste management crews access routes and addresses
Waste management is a one of the most visible of functions that the council delivers It is also labour intensive. Small amounts of time saved and reducing the number of repeat visit required has significant impact on costs.View Article
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