Promote your value to colleagues – Gazetteers @ GIS Day helps you to demonstrate the huge benefit of using geographic insights more widely.
Every local authority service uses location data to fulfil its remit. Address and Street data is the engine that drives your local authority’s capability, with UPRNs and USRNs being available to support the services for residents in just about every department.
The people who make it happen
Each authority’s address assets are updated and maintained by Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) Custodians. Every highways authority has a Local Street Custodian (LSG) who’s responsible for that crucial street data, underpinning statutory roles like permitting. And the Street Naming and Number (SNN) Officers at the forefront of addressing processing applications for new and changes to addresses as well as channelling intelligence from a multitude of other sources to the Custodians, so the information is recorded quickly and accurately. Some SNN officers with direct access to LLPGs making those changes for immediate use to the benefit of all.
Local authority Custodians, connecting people with places
Supporting public services, emergency response and business. Local authority Address and Street Custodians act as the central source for all address and street intelligence in their area and they are responsible for maintaining the data to agreed national standards. As well as being used in internal systems such as planning, council tax, electoral roll and asset management, this data is used by thousands of other organisations, right across the UK.
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Street naming and numbering
SNN Code of Practice
The SNN Code of Practice is a practical manual for Street Naming and Numbering (SNN) Officers in local authorities carrying out this function. But useful for all SNN stakeholders to want to find out more about maintaining a consistent national address dataset.
"Thank you so much for the resources made available, I think they really added to and helped make the day memorable to our visitors."
"We had a great GIS day. Really worthwhile."
"National GIS Day was a huge success and everyone loved joining in and learning more about the benefits of GIS and Gazetteers."
"I used your recent Infographic as part of my display, which has started some good conversations."
"We took part in GIS Day for the first time and wow what a success it was. I was kept busy all day, demonstrating what I do, answering questions and explaining how it could be used across the council."
"Everyone was very impressed by the quality of the items (especially the chocolate) and I think it genuinely did make people think about gazetteers."
"This year was the first time we showcased the Street Gazetteer @ GIS Day. The whole event was very successful and the Street Custodian’s stand got a lot of interest."
"Please could you pass on our thanks to everyone involved in sending us the 'stuff' and for the resources available for GIS Day. The day was a resounding success."
"People are now aware of some of the great things we can do and the importance of the UPRN."
"The GIS day event really helped us spread the word about the tools and services that we have to offer other internal departments."