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'Everything Happens Somewhere' Conference and Exhibition 2012

Using local knowledge for national benefit

Thursday 25th October

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
UPRN 5085921 USRN 20400889 TOID osgb1000002298820681

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320 delegates and 10 exhibitors attended the 'Everything Happens Somewhere' conference and exhibition. Throughout a busy and intense day, a wide number of topics were presented and discussed.

The sections below contain PowerPoint presentations, audio recordings and transcripts from each of the sessions.

Photos from the event can be seen on the GeoPlace flickr stream

A survey was circulated to attendees after the conference to capture feedback from the event. There were a total of 161 responses to the survey. See here for a summary of the feedback

Read a write up of the conference


Presentations and audio from the conference

09.00: Registration, coffee, exhibition, networking, GeoPlace Helpdesk

Morning session chaired by Richard Mason, Managing Director, GeoPlace

10.00: Welcome from GeoPlace - Richard Mason - audio - transcript

10.05: Working with you - Steve Brandwood, Head of Services & Engagement - audio and transcript

10.30: Presentations from:
Andrew Young, the Principal Chair of the Regional Chairs Address Group and local authority representative on the Authority Executive Group (ACE) audio - transcript - slides

Glenn Dobson, the Principal Chair of the Regional Chairs Street Group and local authority representatives on the Authority Executive Group (ACE) audio - transcript - slides

More from Andrew Young and Glenn Dobson, on the DCA - audio

11.10 Audience discussion - audio - transcript

11.30 Coffee, exhibition, networking, GeoPlace Helpdesk

11.50 Presentation of GeoPlace Exemplar Awards by Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive LGA, audio - transcript - list of winners.

12.20 Five minute presentations from category winners of the sponsored Awards:            

13.00 Lunch, exhibition, networking, GeoPlace Helpdesk

14.00 First sessions. There will be six parallel sessions which will be repeated three times to give delegates the opportunity to attend three different sessions:

Each of the following six sessions were presented three times during the afternoon. Attached are audio and note representations from just one of the three sessions, as identified by the presenters as the most representative session of the three.

Session 1. Promoting address and street data within your authority

Session 2. Linking VOA and PAF data to the AddressBase products - a roundtable discussion

Session 3. Understanding and implementing the current Data Entry Conventions and best practice for the NLPG & BLPU Polygons & Data Transfer Format

Presenter:Gesche Schmid, Programme Manager Transparency, LGA and Nick Chapallaz, Socitm Consultant

audio - slides - notes

Presenter: Andrew Young, ICT Project Manager (Spatial Technologies Group)Durham County Council and Dave Heyes, Address Manager, Wigan Council

slides - notes - a summary from the chairs will also be published soon

Presenter:Roy Morgan, Gazetteers Business Manager, GeoPlace; Cathy Coelho, Oxford City Council, Regional Address Chair for the SE and joint Chair of the DEC-NLPG TWG; Richard Eaton, Regional Address Chair for the WM and BLPU Polygon WG member; Henry Rios, Gazetteers Support Manager, GeoPlace

audio - slides - notes



Session 4. Understanding and implementing the current Street Data Entry Conventions and Data Transfer Format

Session 5. Working together with AddressBase

Session 6. Public rights of way in the NSG

Presenter: Baz Lokat, NSG Coordinator, GeoPlace

audio - slides - notes

Presenter: Nick Turner, Address Strategic Development Manager, Ordnance Survey and Andy Wilson, PSMA Agreement Manager, Ordnance Survey with Richard Duffield, NAG Custodian on the panel

slides - notes

Presenter: Simon Bailey, NSG Custodian, GeoPlace and Carl Dent, Northumberland County Council

audio - slides - notes


16.05 Presentation of the GeoPlace Statistical Awards. Chaired by Richard Mason and presented by the NLPG Custodian and NSG Custodian: audio - transcript - full list of winners

16:45 Close and refreshments either at:

  • Royal George, 8-14 Eversholt Street, Euston, NW1 1DG            

  • Caffe Nero, Euston Piazza, NW1 2RT