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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.




8th October 2019 - FULL


12th February 2020 - FULL


17th June 2020


16th September 2020


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.




Standard Course

£195 per person (plus VAT)

Onsite Course

£1000 (plus VAT)

Onsite Course (Bespoke)

£1250 (plus VAT)

We also offer a discounted price of £300 for those wishing to book onto both Introductory and Advanced Courses. These must be taken on consecutive days.

Pricing has been set at a cost recovery level. Please refer to the terms and conditions page for details of our cancellation policy.

How to book:

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions.

Accredited for CPD

'Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout one's working life'.

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) has accredited this courses with four CPD points. For more information on the AGI CPD scheme, please see the AGI website:

The Royal Geographical Society has accredited the introductory courses with five CPD points.
CPD is an important part of the application and assessment process for
Chartered Geographer, and is a requirement for all those awarded
chartered status. For more information, please see the RGS website