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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 

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


The UPRN; linking health and care providers 

  • Kent's approach to using linked data from health and care across hundreds of providers that reflects approximately £3.5bn of service delivery

  • How to use data effectively to help address care and health pressures including modelling future demand and capacity across the whole system

  • How using unique property reference number (UPRN) can enable population health and care needs profiling at household level whilst keeping information secure

* Morning roundtable session only


Dr Abraham P. George, 
Consultant in Public Health 

Kent County Council


Detecting fraud and error in business rates

As Councils struggle under increasing financial strain and rationalisation, one source of cashable saving is detecting and recovering fraud and error in business rates. CIPFA has been trialling various methods to detect business rate fraud with results three times as high as industry benchmarks.  Most recently CIPFA has collaborated with GeoPlace and selected councils in both North West, West Midlands and London using points of interest data which has exposed gaps in the rates collected. The detection rate has varied between 31% and 57% giving council experts the quality data to further interrogate and collect.  Given the planned policy changes of dropping the proportion of recovery that gets returned to the centre, this could be a significant opportunity to generate new found income

Peter Wilson, Director, Counter Fraud,



Data exchange formats 


Fay Simcock

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


Connected Nations

State of the UK infrastructure; superfast broadband and universal service

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 2

  • 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


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



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


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