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GeoPlace2021 is a focal point for hundreds of geographic information experts.

All of them use or need location data to effect change and overcome key challenges. Be part of the event.
RGS has accredited the conference with 5 CPD points.
AGI has accredited the conference with 4 CPD points.

Plenary roomStreetsStreet Naming & Numbering
9.00Registration, breakfast and exhibitionFor more information on the Streets sessions, see https://www.geoplace.co.uk/news-events/annual-conference/2020-theme/streetsFor more information on the SNN sessions, see https://www.geoplace.co.uk/news-events/annual-conference/2020-theme/snn

Start and welcome

Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace



Supporting Welsh communities through the COVID-19 pandemic

Tony Bracey, Welsh Government and Shaun Powell , Newport City Council 


Getting the most from our national location data

Geospatial Commission


11.20Introduction to exhibitors
11.30Refreshments and exhibition


Using geographic information to make a city smart

Adam Jennison, Business Relationship Manager, Hull City Council

This presentation will look at the path that Hull has taken on its Smart City journey and how open geo based data will be a key enabler in the knowledge economy.

The focus will be on a DFT funded ‘Opening Local Authority transport data' project data and the data released to the public.  It will touch on linked data as well as how UPRN & the LLPG could be used to understand carbon production from property.

Finally it will look at the how Hull is engaging with the local developer community along with what is needed to kick start the knowledge economy.



Understanding health at a household level

Robert Shaw, Head of Forecasting, Analytical Services, Data, Analysis and Intelligence Service (DAIS), NHS England and NHS Improvement 

Rob will outline how the NHS uses the UPRN to derive household composition and characteristics to understand variation on activity, performance and outcomes.  Rob will also explain how the UPRN is utilised in resource allocation formula for Clinical Commissioning Groups –affecting how much funding they receive.

12.00 - 12.30

Use AI to monitor road condition and increase public safety

John Cartledge, Strategic Business Development Manager, Ordnance Survey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


12.00 - 12.30

Local Government, Royal Mail and the SNN Code of Practice

The SNN Practice Working Group and Ian Evans, Head of AMU Products & Licensing at Royal Mail Address Management Unit will outline areas of collaboration between local government and Royal Mail.




Coming together as a community

Cathy Coelho, Principal Chair of the Regional Chairs Address Group

Keith Curran, Principal Chair of the Regional Chairs Street Group


Presentation of the Exemplar Awards

13.00Lunch and exhibition

GeoShot sessions

Taking place in the exhibition room, plenary conference room, behind the exhibition room. 

See more details at www.geoplace.co.uk/news-events/annual-conference/2020-theme/geoshots

Choose from the options listed below (more will be added over the next few weeks):

  • Revolutionising digital city modelling - Bluesky
  • Enriching Address data with Building information – Geomni UK
  • Add a map to Power BI without lat/long - Cadcorp
  • Live data sharing between tiers of government - Geoxphere
  • Procurement – what to watch out for - Luke Studden, Supplier Manager, GeoPlace
  • Getting ready to utilise external address data - GeoPlace
  • Addressing the 2021 Census - Office for National Statistics
  • Data visualisations using your gazetteers - GeoPlace


How fixing the plumbing will transform the housing market

Paul Downey, Head of Digital Land


Digital Land are a team at MHCLG who are working to make land and housing data easier to find, use and trust. This will lead to better decisions and fewer uncertainties and delays in the housing system, and enable new digital services for property and planning. Hear about their work with Local Digital, local government, and PropTech/PlanTech organisations to create more user-centred, cost-effective public services.  

14.00 - 15.00

A Custodian's view of Street Manager 

Marisa Hayes, LSG Custodian for East Sussex Highways and Highway Authority rep on the Street Manager Governance team'

Finding out what exactly is beneath the ground

Geospatial Commission


Clive Surman-Wells, Operational Solutions Manager, Northumbrian Water

14.00 - 15.00

The hottest topics for SNN Officers – everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Facilitated discussion giving you the answers to everything street naming and numbering related.  Intended as a real-life companion to the regular discussions on the Khub, this session gives you the chance to ask your burning questions.  


Food hygiene, bin collections and fatbergs: the hidden predictors of risk

To be confirmed, National Fire Chiefs Council.

Following on from Apollo's appearance at last year's conference, we take a broader look at risk in the fire and rescue service. Apollo showed us what happens when you link fire incident data with energy performance data but what happens if you add in more datasets like food hygiene data, assisted bin collections or data about fatbergs? The UPRN is fundamental but if it's not there, what do we do? This session shares the findings of a workshop where we looked at these problems through the lens of local councils.   

15.00Refreshments and exhibition
15.25Lightning sessions

On the Highway to success

Come and get involved and listen to the latest news on the OSMM Highways Network, how to access and use it to benefit your authority and why an aligned street dataset is key

Richard Groombridge, Project and Data Development Manager, GeoPlace

Jessica Gaskell, Product Manager, Ordnance Survey

Talk about your SNN challenges

An informal session to meet and chat with fellow SNN Officers

Making your council ‘Business Intelligent' with UPRNs
Steve Snell, LLPG Custodian and Business Improvement and Intelligence Officer, Barnsley Council


How we find you – the importance of accurate addressing to the ambulance service
Andrew Everett, Critical Systems Support Manager, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Geospatial Commission Housing and Planning 
Annabelle Sampah, Senior Projects Manager, Geospatial Commission


Principal Land Use Distribution 
Stuart O'Callaghan, Monitoring and Information Team, Department of the Built Environment, City of London Corporation
Graeme Lockhart, Information Services Manager, County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service
Tom Manson, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Streets in the dock!

Martin Laker, GIS Team Leader, LLPG & LSG Custodian, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Street name criminal! Martin recounts his experiences from a 2 day trial, 3 hours in the witness box and 19 pages of written judgement on a long, complicated and landmark court case on Street Naming and Numbering. The judgement provided case law on the first ever meaning of "street" in the 1875 Public Health Act. It also asked whether a Council, when deciding to name a street, should take into account the wider effects on the local community, such as rubbish collection, parking and infectious diseases. Did the judge find him guilty? Stay and find out

16.45Closing remarks