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Topics for the roundtables at 12.10pm and 12.35pm.

Roundtable sessions are 25 minutes each, and delegates can choose two of the following options. The options will be repeated at each session.

Please note the session below may change or be updated.





Innovation and the UPRN

The adoption of the UPRN revolutionised address management in the UK. As the technology involved evolves, we're going to be discussing how the UPRN can sit at the centre of innovation in address management

Aligned Assets

Dinesh Thanigasalam, Commercial Director


Building a Business Case for Cloud GIS

When deciding whether to migrate a system to the Cloud, organisations need to consider the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). TCO is an estimation of the costs associated with purchasing, deploying, using and retiring a system. This roundtable discussion will look to explore the elements that make up the TCO for both on-premise and cloud GIS deployments enabling attendees to identify the costs that need to be considered in building a Business Case for Cloud GIS

Astun Technology

Mike Smith, Head of Sales at Astun Technology


Using Open Data to encourage low-cost innovation in bin services

  1. What data could local authorities publish beyond the domestic collections calendar? 

  2. What about performance data – train companies publish punctuality, could council's do similar for waste collections? 

  3. Resident performance – should council publish recycling rates and tonnages for individual streets? 

Bartec Auto ID

Tim Hobbs, Director


LiDAR – How can this dataset work for your Authority?

With increasing availability of off-the-shelf LiDAR datasets and leaps forward in sensor technologies this highly accurate terrain data has never been more attainable.  When combined with existing datasets already held by Authorities the applications are far reaching! Some established uses include: identification of households at risk from flooding; urban planning; location of potential planning infringements; archaeology and even the identification of potential illegal dwellings


Bluesky World

Kathryn Lucas, Sales Executive


Supporting cloud migration

Contemplating how GIS would work in the cloud opens up a multitude of questions on scope, usability, interoperability, data management and security. This roundtable discussion will explore some of the options available for deploying cloud-based GIS in a user-friendly yet secure way



Jeremy Thomas


Community to County – Efficient and effective sharing of geographic data

Are we doing enough to share data between local authorities and parish councils? Can we do more to allow them to be more self-sufficient and resilient as a community


Carl Greenman, Parish Online Product Manager



Ordnance Survey


Data – the "rocket fuel" of GIS

The data an organization posses, it's accuracy, management and how it can be mined for relevant insight is just as critical as the GIS software.   It is the rocket fuel of your GIS Software that can either lift your services into the stratosphere or could blow up on the launch pad.
This roundtable is to discuss the critical nature of data and how data such as Geo-coding, Routing, POI and Geo Demographics is sourced and managed.

Pitney Bowes





How should the National Street Gazetteer be integrated with the local requirements for hierarchical based networks for safety inspections and pavement management?

Some local authorities carry out their safety inspections and pavement management using hierarchical based networks rather than at National Street Gazetteer level. These hierarchical based networks allow streets to be split in to more manageable homogenous lengths which activities can be recorded against. Currently these networks are to be maintained separately in addition to the National Street Gazetteer. Should the National Street Gazetteer be integrated with these local hierarchical based networks and if so how should this be achieved?


Sarah Twigg, Business Development Consultant


Using addressing to verify population estimates

Following her presentation earlier in the day, Rachel will discuss the method that Leeds Council uses to provide bespoke population estimates for use in planning applications, service planning and to assist local Neighbourhood Forums gain a better understanding of their locality.

Leeds City Council

Rachel Antcliffe, Principal LLPG Officer
Data and GIS Team
Plans and Policies Group 
Leeds City Council




The UPRN – the "Logical Glue" – Building the business case for investment in the LLPG

How the LLPG has been the key building block for the several of the council's most important digital services and integrations.

  1. The role the LLPG plays in a variety of integrations across organisations

  2. What approaches can we take to buy organisations into the importance of the LLPG

  3. How can we demonstrate and prove the business case for investment in the LLPG

Harrow Council

Ben Jones, Head of Digital


Developing a database schema to identify Troubled Families

  1. Data sharing / protection - controlling access / use rather than avoiding matching

  2. Data quality and standards - dealing with issues are source or in the load processes

  3. Matching processes, techniques and tools - how to make as efficient as possible

Manchester City Council

Paul Holme
Research and Intelligence Manager / Strategic Lead Research
Public Intelligence / GM Public Service Reform


Defining BLPU geographies – where to draw the line?

  1. What are the issues in defining BLPU town 'boundaries'?

  2. How do local authorities manage the different spheres of influence in addressing and draw consistent rules? i.e. What size of town should be included within an address and what proximity to a town?

  3. How to improve cross-Council-boundary data-sharing? (i.e. so that town boundaries are fluid and do not end at a Council boundary)?

  4. How to achieve consistency in defining towns and localities – with such varied geographies throughout the UK?


Ron Wilkinson, One Scotland Gazetteer Custodian, Improvement Service, and

Josh Gooch, Spatial Data Analyst, GeoPlace


Linking the NSG and USRNs with TROs

GeoPlace islooking into the world of TROs and wheter the processes, standards and management of TROs are integrated with other local authority street processes.

  1. How are you linking TROs with the NSG and USRNs?
  2. Are you following any common standards for recording TRO data geographically?
  3. Are there any local or national benefits to linking your various Street data together, TROs with NSG, PROWs and PMS?
  4. Are there any organisations who regularly contact you to obtain up-to-date TRO data?


Simon Bailey, Senior Consultant


Section 36 (6) List of Streets - time for a national initiative?

  • How are they provided from your authority?

  • What information and completeness do they provide?              



Richard Groombridge, National Street Data Manager


Reviewing and recording Classification networks


Jonathan Bates, Deputy National Street Data Manager


What 8.1 has done for me - going forward

Northumberland County Council

Carl Dent, Asset Manager


What makes good quality address and street data?

  • How do you ensure the data you input is of a good quality?

  • What are your data quality challenges?

  • How can GeoPlace help overcome your data quality challenges?

  • What is GeoPlace doing to assess data quality?

  • What can you do to help each other?


Jon Saunders, Senior Data Quality Manager


Address and Street data integration – What's working and not working?

What problems you are facing in making your LLPG and LSG the definitive address and street datasets within your authority? Let's discuss these with colleagues to find out if others are facing the same problems and discover how others have overcome them. We will discuss the various barriers to integration and internal adoption as well as explore some techniques you can implement to help assist you in achieving this.


Luke Studden, Supplier Liasion Manager


Technology 101: Switching Protocols


Guy Chisholm, Senior Java Developer