Geospatial data, which is data linked to location, underpins Great Britain's public services such as emergency planning, building our homes, protecting our environment, supporting our transport and helping our security services to keep us safe.
It's never been more important to understand who needs help – to identify the most vulnerable people in our communities – and to give them the joined-up, practical support they need. The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) has an invaluable role to play in making this achievable, with confidence.
Fire and rescue services are really good at looking at data about people and place to work out fire risk in their local area. We wanted to see if a focus on place using the UPRN could yield interesting information about fire risk.
Police forces use addresses and location information in almost every aspect of law enforcement; from keeping accurate records on the addresses of victims and witnesses or suspects and offenders, to using the exact location of a crime or incident to verify an alibi, or to subsequently shape a crime-prevention policy.
Milton Keynes Council plans to be carbon neutral by 2023. The use of drones to monitor sites is providing an environmentally friendly way to collect data, and provides intelligence on building and land developments.