Skip to Content


Topics for the roundtables at 12.30 and 14.00.

Additional tables are being added, so come back and check for more topics!

Roundtable sessions are 30 and 25 minutes each respectively, 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.






Closer working with the emergency services

Most emergency services use the UPRN to underpin activities such as minimising the risk of commercial and residential fire and criminal investigations. If the people related data captured can be automatically and electronically shared with councils, it can help target resources more efficiently and safeguard citizens and staff. How can councils and emergency services work together to make this happen efficiently?"

Dinesh Thanigasalam, Commercial Director

Aligned Assets



Using the UPRN as a key to access public sector data

The session will focus on the automated integration of spatial and non-spatial data form GIS, Gazetteers and other line of business systems using the UPRN and transforming this data into meaningful information to be used by business analysts, internal GIS users and for self service for members of the public

Mike Smith, Head of Sales

Astun Technology


Healthy incentives for a healthy environment 

Exploring the use of GI to overcome barriers that are preventing activity and a healthy attitude in areas of deprivation

David McQuillan, Managing Director




Not just potholes, but dog mess, broken streetlights, graffiti, fly-tipping and discarded vehicles. How can you quickly let your local authority know that they are out there and unfixed. What is the best mechanism for locating and visualising on the street issues in 2018? Is "authority shaming" on social media an effective approach?

Jeremy Thomas, Business Development Manager



How linking UPRN/USRN can make you money, help emergency services and possibly save a life

By recording people with location e.g. UPRN/USRN your organisation can calculate if any bills, fines, monies are due for settlement. Examples being charges on properties or land e.g. CTAX.

Emergency services can quickly and accurately ensure correct resources are made available in the event of an incident e.g. Fire at a retirement home, etc

Colin Oman, Product Manager



How can local authorities derive more benefit from maintaining their LLPG subset?

Are we missing a trick? Is there some additional benefit to be derived from Gazetteer data, be it financial; organisational; or that in some way assists digital transformation of services to the public?

This round table session will revolve around a discussion exploring ‘What Else' can we use our LLPG data for.  Maybe you already have an innovative use or possible ideas for address data that would benefit other authorities, please come along and share

John Hart, Business Development Manager

GGP Systems


What are the barriers to Gazetteer custodians including PRoW on the LSG?

Lee Turnbull, Business Development Consultant



Do we need the third dimension in address, building and land-use data?

Mapping has traditionally been about creating a two dimensional representation of the world. The majority of our data, including addresses, has a location and perhaps a height value. How important is a detailed knowledge of the third dimension?

Tom Timms, Sales Director

Verisk GeoInformation


OS Product Portfolio: UPRNs, USRNs and more… 
Since last year's conference many enhancements have been made throughout the OS product portfolio. There are many products which are available to you enabling the identification, location and ultimately delivery of services to your residents or customers by linking them to a specific place. For many PSMA members)these products are free at point of use. 

Come and talk to members of OS's Product Strategy and Management team to discuss any of the OS product portfolio, ask about roadmap plans or give feedback on what would enable you to serve your customers more effectively. This is your chance to engage with the OS Product team directly and they would love to hear your thoughts and share future plans with you.

Dean Paulley
Senior Technical Product Manager

Ordnance Survey GB


UK Geospatial - your views matter, get involved! 

We,  as a community, have a huge opportunity. The Geospatial Commission, announced in the 2017 Autumn budget, is looking to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location and to create jobs and growth in a modern economy. Getting this "right" will be a huge win for all of us. But what does "right" look like?
The AGI is committed to ensuring, in its support of the Geospatial Commission, that the views of the industry are clearly heard. This roundtable will provide you with the opportunity provide your thoughts on where attention by the Commission could deliver value

Abigail Page

Association for Geographic Information (AG)


The UPRN; linking health and care providers 

An opportunity to continue the discussion following Abraham's presentation to the conference.

* Morning roundtable session only


Dr Abraham P. George, 
Consultant in Public Health 

Kent County Council


Detecting fraud and error in business rates

An opportunity to continue the discussion following Peter's presentation to the conference

* Morning roundtable session only

Peter Wilson, Director, Counter Fraud,



The spatial capture of TROs and how address and street data from local authorities can help with the delivery of a European wide intelligent transport system

An opportunity to continue the discussion following Fay's presentation to the conference.

Fay Simcock

Transport Network ITS Spatial Data Deployment Platform (TN-ITS) 


Connected Nations

An opportunity to continue the discussion following Andrew's presentation to the conference

Andrew Button, Data Analysis, Manager



How do you want to work with us on the Census address list?

ONS will use Addressbase and so the LLPGs as the key source of the address list for the 2021 Census - putting a good deal of trust in your local classifications.
The plan is to share our approach and lists regularly and we are looking to develop our approach with a range of local custodians. This session will provide an opportunity for you to tell us how we can make this work for you

Alistair Calder, Address Register

Office for National Statistics


Communal Establishments and other troublesome addresses 

Communal Establishments, HMOs and other complex addresses provide special challenges for the census.  This session will discuss the challenges faced in recording these data and how we can best work together to make best look of local information and expertise

Mike James, Address Register

Office for National Statistics


Annual Improvement Schedules 1

  • Why we make annual changes to the schedules

  • How are changes made to the schedule?

  • Why we seek to continually improve our data

Jane Hirons, Chair of Street and Chair of Address DCA Improvement Schedule Working Group and Stephen Black, Chair of NE Regional Streets Group


Annual Improvement Schedules  - Streets

  • A review of current criteria and understanding their benefits

  • How to locate and improve data - Sharing ideas on improving your data

  • How can GeoPlace help overcome your improvement schedule challenges

  • Improvement Schedule Working Group 

Ian Howells, Chair of Street and Chair of Address DCA Improvement Schedule Working Group and Jonathan Bates, Deputy National Street Data Manager, GeoPlace


Annual Improvement Schedules - Address

  • A review of current criteria and understanding their benefits

  • Sharing ideas on improving your data

  • How can GeoPlace help overcome your improvement schedule challenges

Kerry Pearce, National Address Data Manager and Jason Houghton, Deputy National Address Data Manager



ASD – Improving Street Works Coordination

  • Improving Local Highway Authority relationships

  • How to locate and improve data - Sharing ideas on improving your data

  • Promoting consistency – Best practice

  • How is the data used – Sharing experiences of good practice

Keith Curran, Deputy Principal Chair Regional Streets Group


Meet the GeoPlace helpdesk

How we can we support you?


Stella Loftus, Gazetteers Support Manager

Barry Howorth, Deputy Gazetteers Support Manager



Your top three..

  • Biggest headache software / supplier wise

  • Biggest challenges integration wise

  • Biggest internal problem preventing you from "progressing"

Luke Studden, Supplier Liaison Manager



Central Maintenance APIs – what's your view?

This roundtable will invite participants to add their thoughts to the strengths; weaknesses; opportunities; and threats of the proposal to develop APIs for the transfer of data between local authorities and GeoPlace, as discussed at regional meetings

Zoë Britt, Head of Research and Communication



Linking people to places

People, organisations and place all matter to your organisation and to people, business and government across Great Britain. As LLPG custodians you are masters of place data for your authority. Linking this information to data about people and organisations can unlock even greater potential, and help demonstrate the importance of your role to new audiences. In this roundtable you will be able to share best practice, challenges, ideas and opportunities with peers from other councils and inform the roadmap for the national gazetteer

Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant



Why I (still) hate addresses

Jon Franklin, Head of Data & Information Strategy, Strategy Group, Valuation Office Agency and Steve Brandwood, Executive Director of Engagement, GeoPlace


Improving streetworks coordination 

An opportunity to continue the discussion following Sally's presentation to the conference

* Morning roundtable session only

Sally Kendall, Head of Street Works Policy and Regulation, Department for Transport


Everyone, everyplace, everything is addressable

An address is more than just a physical location. It anchors thousands of data points on people who inhabit or pass through it, places that are at that address and in close proximity, and things such as connected devices, mobile phones, sensors, and beacons

Richard Tydeman, Account Manager - Location Intelligence

Pitney Bowes

Additional tables are being added, so come back and check for more topics!