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Streets focus

GeoPlace is working closely with JAG(UK) to provide a significant focus on ‘Streets' at the event, both within the plenary sessions at the conference and a dedicated session looking at how council street data is used.

Matt Coleman, Head of Data Policy, Analytics and Data Division at the Department for Transport will give a keynote presentation on ‘Why data matters for transport', examining the requirement for local authority data and the value that our community could bring.

There is also a dedicated Streets session with speakers from the DfT, Devon County Council and the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) focusing on:

  • Street Manager: 2019 and Beyond - the new digital service for raising Streetworks notifications, with a particular emphasis on how it will interact with and display the NSG and ASD. Attend and be among the first to hear about the latest developments on the project after it enters the Private Beta stage at the start of May

  • The DfT's local data action plan

  • Creating insight with Power BI and the NSG - how Power BI allows the team in Devon to analyse budgets, streetworks, enquiries and any other aspect of the vast quantity of data we hold within Highways- presenting the findings in a layout tailored to requirements of the end user

  • Public Rights of Way and the NSG, highlighting where rights of way have been included in the NSG and the benefits of managing utility works such as solar farms, coordinating network duties such as maintenance, as well as presenting a complete highway network for users such as ramblers at a national level.

The new publicly available NSG website, Findmystreet, funded by the LGA will also be officially launched.

Other presentations of interest include:

  • Environment Roads and Facilities Digital Transformation Project from Conwy council

  • How to avoid letting off steam from Nottingham City Council

  • Visualising the LSG mapping using OS Zoomstack