Linking People to Places
The theme of the 2018 conference and Exemplar Awards was ‘Linking People to Places.
Linking data to places adds value and gives better insight into an area and its citizens and allocates the provision of more targeted services. Councils across Great Britain rely on information from hundreds of different sources. Adding the UPRN or USRN to datasets such as social care, school admissions, council tax collection, waste management, electoral registration or planning applications can help make deeper sense of data once it's linked together.
The GeoPlace publication ‘Linking People to Places with Unique Identifiers' provides examples of how the UPRN and USRN are being used to deliver public services.
- Mid Sussex District Council - using UPRNs to secure £2.2m Government funding for local broadband improvements
- Denbighshire County Council - using UPRNs to secure funding and improve tenants' housing conditions
- Reigate & Banstead Council - using UPRNs to ensure electoral equality and empower insight
- Sefton Council - UPRNs help to improve the standard of living in rented accommodation
- London Borough of Lewisham uses UPRNs to transform borough-wide services for residents
- North Somerset Council - UPRNs identify missing Business Rates and Council Tax revenue streams
- Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council - UPRNs make waste collection operations more efficient
- The Joint Emergency Services Group Wales (JESG) - UPRNs delivering better outcomes for vulnerable individuals
- Ofcom - using UPRNs to help deliver superfast, universal service obligations and mobile coverage
- Linking People to Places with Unique Identifiers
- Linking people and places The Nation's Census: "Address Custodians are our unsung heroes"
- Working towards the ubiquity of UPRNs and USRNs
- Unique geographic keys – linking people to place - blog post from Ordnance Survey
- Using the UPRN to make sense of data