The GeoPlace Exemplar Awards celebrate excellence in address and street information enabled service delivery across local government.
The Exemplar Awards recognise the vital role address and street information professionals play in local service delivery. They celebrate their achievements, providing external acknowledgement of innovation, creativity, best practice, hard work and achievement.
The GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2013 were presented at the 'Everything Happens Somewhere' conference an exhibition at the Institute of Education in London.
The Awards aim to:
- showcase best practice
- foster innovation
- recognise and reward hard work in the local government community
- provide a benchmark for quality and improvement.
The full list of Awards winners is available here.
See www.flickr.com/photos/geoplacellp/albums/72157636430136495 for photo of the Awards winners, the conference and the exhibition.
Case studies from the 2013 Awards can be seen here.
The Judging Panel
We would like to thank the judges, all experts in the area of local government, for their hard work and deliberations on the winners:
- Simon Bailey – NSG Custodian
- Steve Brandwood – GeoPlace
- Savania Chinamaringa - Defra
- Martin Ferguson – SOCITM
- John Kimmance – Ordnance Survey
- Gesche Schmid – LGA
- Neil Silley – NLPG Custodian
- Robin Waters – GIS Professional and media partner
Street Naming and Numbering Award
Winner - Cambridge City Council
Nick Milne, Construction Monitoring Officer at Cambridge City Council, received his Award from Daniel Goodwin, Executive Director of Finance and Policy at the Local Government Association (LGA) and Gesche Schmid, Programme Manager, Transparency, LGA
Citizen Award and overall Exemplar Award - sponsored by DEFRA
Winner - South Staffordshire Council
Daniel Roberts, Waste Management Officer and Andrew Preston, GIS Development Officer at South Staffordshire Council received their Award from Daniel Goodwin and Savania Chinamaringa, Data Exploitation Manager, Strategy and Portfolio at Defra
Improvement and Efficiency Award - sponsored by LGA
Winner - Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Riley Marsden, Geographic Information Officer at Barnsley MBC receied his Award from Daniel Goodwin, LGA and Gesche Schmid
Joint winners - North Somerset Council and London Borough of Newham
David Burdge, Corporate Information Officer at North Somerset Council received his award from Daniel Goodwin. Karina Bradley, Information Officer at Newham Council receiving her Award from Daniel Goodwin
Innovation In Delivery Award - sponsored by SOCITM
Winner - London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Phil Price, Senior BI Analyst at London Borough of Tower Hamlets received his award from Daniel Goodwin
Best Practice Award - Sponsored by Ordnance Survey
Winner - Nottingham City Council
Catherine Matthews, Senior Address Management Officer and Mary Burton, Address Management Officer from Nottingham City Council received their Award from Daniel Goodwin, and Andy Wilson, Head of Public Sector, Ordnance Survey
Custodian of the Year
Winner - Martin Laker
Martin Laker, GIS Team Leader at Bath and North East Somerset Council received his Award from Daniel Goodwin
Scottish Gazetteer Custodian of the Year - sponsored by Improvement Service
Winner - Inverclyde Council
Keith McBean, CAG Custodian & GIS Coordinator from Inverclyde Council received his award from Daniel Goodwin and Iain McKay, Gazetteer Business Development Manager, Improvement Service
Most Improved Scottish Custodian of the Year - sponsored by Improvement Service
Winner - South Lanarkshire Council
Gillian Freshney, Chartered Surveyor, South Lanarkshire Council received her award from Daniel Goodwin and Iain McKay
Most Improved Address Data
Winner - North Devon Council
Collected by South West regional address chair on behalf of North Devon Council
Most Improved Street Data
Winner - St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Collected by North West regional chair on behalf of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Best in Region Exemplar Awards
Regions continue to play an important role in improvements to the National Gazetteers. It is very clear that regions have had their own local challenges as well as meeting national demands. Local support and cross border working has helped solve a variety of local area issues and promote best practice.
View the winners here
Authority Updates Gold Awards
A certificate was presented to all those authorities that have achieved the highest standard across all 2012 Gazetteer Improvement Schedule criteria.
View the winners here