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The GeoShots are a series of short talks broadcast over headphones - a kind of Silent Disco.  For 30 minutes, delegates will have the opportunity to move around the exhibition room and tune into 13 minute presentations from a range of exhibitors and from GeoPlace.

Below you can see the topics on offer so far, further topics will be added over the next few weeks:

Enriching Address data with Building information - Geomni


Ordnance Survey AddressBase products, underpinned by the UPRN, are widely adopted by the public sector and increasingly used by commercial organisations. As a commercial data provider Geomni recognise the benefits of simplifying data integration and provide a link between internal product identifiers and UPRNs.

The presentation will discuss the challenges of linking data to UPRNs and highlight the benefits of enriching addresses with other data such as building characteristics. Such benefits can be demonstrated in a range of sectors including the public sector, insurance, utilities and land and property.

Revolutionising digital city modelling - Bluesky


Bluesky, the UK's leading aerial survey company, has launched a new generation of 3D textured mesh models of UK cities, MetroVista. The session will discuss how these fully rendered 3D mesh models are created automatically at a fraction of the cost of a traditional 3D model and how sensor technology has evolved to include co-registered LiDAR, taking the accuracies of these models to a new level. Using vertical aerial photography, full 360-degree oblique aerial photography and high-density LiDAR, Bluesky have been able to reproduce dense urban areas to create the basis of a real-to-life digital twin.

Add a map to Power BI without lat/long - Cadcorp


Microsoft Power BI is a fantastic analytical tool that organisations use to create dashboards and reports. It uses a simple drag and drop mechanism for building the dashboards, and reports can be easily shared across an organisation. Data can be drawn from multiple sources and transformed into digestible visual representations such as charts, models and maps. Integrating a map into Power BI asks for Latitude and Longitude coordinates, which can cause challenges for UK organisations with datasets using the OSGB coordinate reference system. This GeoShort will show you a method that allows you to dynamically add an interactive National Address Gazetteer and Ordnance Survey map to your Power BI dashboard.

Live data sharing between tiers of Government


XMAP for Local Government is a powerful tool to help individual departments or share data across an entire organisation. It also has powerful publishing tools to help with the open data agenda.

Parish Online is built on XMAP and serves Town and Parish Councils in England and Wales. It can be subscribed to by individual councils or as a Local Authority group. It helps councils improve their local management of assets and improves efficiency and communication with principle authorities and the public.

Geoxphere can capture large areas of aerial survey at drone-level resolution, and 360 panoramic street mapping for entire Local Authority areas at sensible prices.

Getting ready to utilise external address data


In this session GeoPlace will provide some of its experiences from creating and maintaining links to other types of address lists that are becoming widely used in data analysis applications.  Using the HM Land Registry Price Paid and MHCLG Energy Performance datasets as examples the session will outline the results and potential they have from being matched to UPRNs.

Data visualisations using your gazetteers


Want easier ways to convey information, insight and contextual data to others in your organisation?  GeoPlace will be demonstrating some ways of taking your gazetteer data and creating static and dynamic visualisations you could use during meetings, on your website or part of a report to help demonstrate trends, real world patterns and calls to action.

Addressing the 2021 Census - Office for National Statistics

Ordnance Survey's AddressBase is the primary dataset used to underpin ONS's data collection activities for the census. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate information about all the people and households in England and Wales, enabling national decisions on education, housing, public transport and healthcare, and other services. The first step to a successful census is ensuring we have complete and accurate addressing.

This presentation will look at the work currently ongoing to deliver addressing for the 2021 census, including new methodologies for improving the way we verify addresses and quality assure the data.

Procurement – what to watch out for - Luke Studden, Supplier Manager, GeoPlace