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'Everything Happens Somewhere' Conference and Exhibition 2013

Driving efficiency through improvement and innovation

Wednesday 9th October 2013

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
UPRN 5087943, USRN 20400975, TOID osgb1000002298822952

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310 delegates and 12 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 and audio recordings from the sessions.

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


Content from the conference (including audio and slides)

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

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

10.05: Address and street data: Making a difference - Chaired by Richard Mason

Responding at the right time and in the right PLACE
Clive Oakley, ICT Project Manager, Hertfordshire Police
audio - slides

Looking after your network; bringing the NSG, LSG and Streetworks communities together
Jerry McConkey, Chair of HAUC (UK) and Board member of JAG (UK)
audio - slides

10.30: Working with you - chaired by Richard Mason, with

Steve Brandwood, Head of Engagement, GeoPlace - slides
Andrew Young, Principal Chair of the Regional Chairs Address Group - slides
Glenn Dobson, Principal Chair of the Regional Chairs Street Group - slides

Audio from the panel session and introductions from the three speakers.

11.20 Coffee, exhibition, networking, GeoPlace Helpdesk

11.50 Presentation of GeoPlace Exemplar Awards by Daniel Goodwin, Executive Director for Local Government Finance and Policy, Local Government Association and Chair of GeoPlace
audio - list of winners.

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

  • Street Naming and Numbering Award - Cambridge City Council - audio - slides

  • Citizen Award - South Staffordshire Council - audio - slides

  • Improvement and Efficiency Award - Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - audio - slides

  • Integration Award - North Somerset Council - audio - slides

  • Integration Award - London Borough of Newham - audio - slides

  • Innovation in Delivery Award - London Borough of Tower Hamlets - audio - slides

  • Best Practice Award - Nottingham City Council - audio - slides

13.00 Lunch, exhibition, networking, GeoPlace Helpdesk


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

Session 1. Use of AddressBase® by the rest of the public sector, what it means for Authority Address Custodians

Session 2. Implementing an authority-wide SNN policy, apostrophes in street names and other SNN issues

Session 3. Tips for improving data quality, getting to Gold - why it matters

Presenters:Nick Turner, Address Strategic Development Manager, Ordnance Survey
Richard Duffield, National Address Gazetteer Custodian, GeoPlace

audio - slides

Presenters: Kerry Pearce, NLPG Coordinator, GeoPlace
, David Burdge, Corporate Information manager, North Somerset Council, and
Victor Alasia, Street Naming and Numbering Officer, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Baz Lokat, Streets Development Manager, GeoPlace

audio - slides part 1 - slides from Victor Alasia

Presenters:Stella Loftus, Gazetteers Support Manager, GeoPlace,
Steve Roach-Evans, ICT Lead Officer, Allerdale Borough Council Keith Curran, LSG Custodian, Devon County Council,
Neil Silley, NLPG Custodian, GeoPlace,

audio - slides


Session 4. How address and street linked is your authority? Breaking down the barriers between departments

Session 5. The UPRN: from the cradle to the grave

Session 6. Street matters

Session 7. Improving management and reducing disruption on local highway networks through permit schemes

Presenter:Gesche Schmid, Programme Manager Transparency, Local Government Association,
Luke Studden, LLPG Custodian and GIS Officer, London Borough of Harrow, and
Danny Rawle, Team Manager, Highways Asset management, Records and Searches, Leicestershire County Council

audio - slides

Presenters: Roy Morgan, Principal Engagement Manager, GeoPlace, and
David Lloyd, LLPG Manager, Huntingdonshire District Council

audio - slides

Presenters: Simon Bailey, NSG Custodian, GeoPlace, and
Martin Laker, GIS Team Leader, Bath and North East Somerset

audio - slides

Presenters:David Capon, JAG Manager, GeoPlace, and
Richard Groombridge, NSG Coordinator, GeoPlace

audio - slides


16.45 Presentation of the afternoon data quality awards, with:

Neil Silley, NLPG Custodian
Simon Bailey, NSG Custodian
John Kimmance, Board Member, GeoPlace LLP

full list of winners

17:00 Conference close and refreshments