It's about placing location at the centre of your authority's services and demonstrating that the work you do makes a difference.
Many authorities already use GIS Day to promote their GIS skills. [email protected] Day provides an excuse to talk location and gazetteers – to demonstrate to colleagues across the authority the value of high quality, maintained address and street data.
The day provides Custodians and SNN Officers with a toolkit to promote the work you do, the value of addressing and streets within your authority, and alert colleagues to the wider usage of address and street information within the public and commercial sectors.
The toolkit GeoPlace provides, with its wide variety of items and templates, helps you to start the conversation about the value of location within your authority; whether it's handing out chocolates to team members, putting an article in an internal magazine to manning a stand in the authority's reception area.
But most importantly, on 14th November, do take the time to celebrate the achievements of our community. Over the past 17 years, local authorities have worked collaboratively to develop single address and street data sources - one of the most successful shared services across England and Wales.
Local authority address data is now not only available to your authority, but to every public sector organisation in Great Britain as well as the commercial sector as the AddressBase range of products.
It's making a difference.