New availability of unique property and street identifiers for better information sharing
Wales is bringing together datasets from across the public sector and using the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) to coordinate the response to its most vulnerable citizens.
In close dialogue with the venue and our event partners, we’ve decided to postpone GeoPlace2020 until 7th October 2020.
We're keeping the situation under review and will give you regular updates – but at this point in time, GeoPlace2020 will be going ahead as planned on 29th April at Manchester United Football Club.
Great work deserves recognition. At #GeoPlace2020, we will be highlighting the excellent work being done by our Custodians through the Exemplar Awards.
GeoPlace research commissioned by the DfT around TROs is a first step to creating an evidence base to open up TRO data.
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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has been awarded the Data Quality and Improvement Award in recognition of the way it manages its street information database
At the annual GeoPlace conference Jesse Norman MP, Minister of State for the Department for Transport, introduced a new, free-of-charge service called ‘findmystreet.co.uk’.
Jesse Norman MP, Minister of State for the Department for Transport, opened this year’s GeoPlace conference
Sunderland City Council has been awarded the Data Quality and Improvement Award in recognition of the way it manages its address information database.
The GeoPlace Exemplar Award 2019 was awarded to Conwy County Borough Council, for its Environment, Roads and Facilities (ERF) Digital Transformation Project.
At the 14th annual GeoPlace conference and exhibition, in central London, on 9th May 2019, a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Glenn Dobson of Hull City Council.
The Award was announced at the GeoPlace Annual Conference, which took place in central London on Wednesday 9th May – attended by Jesse Noman MP, Minister of State for the Department for Transport, and William Priest, CEO of the Geospatial Commission.
GeoPlace has announced its 2019 Award winners, presented by Randall Anderson, Common Councillor for Aldersgate Ward, at the 14th annual GeoPlace conference and exhibition in central London, on 9th May 2019.
Over 550 people will attend this year’s GeoPlace annual conference which takes place in the City of London on 9th May 2019.
At GeoPlace LLP’s annual Awards, some of the more unusual house names and addresses in Britain came to light in a new category, the “Award for Britain’s Most Fantastic Address”.
GeoPlace is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bragg to its Board
The Department for Transport supported by GeoPlace, BPA and OS are conducting a discovery into the process by which TROs are made, and how TRO data is made available and used across the country.
Local authorities and operators need a ‘single view of the truth’ for the road network. The NSG provides this verification.
Send in your photos for the GeoPlace 2019 calendar
The street data maintained by local highways authorities and managed by GeoPlace as the NSG is an essential tool within permit schemes.
Opening up the UPRN and USRN to be considered for the whole of Great Britain under OGL terms
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London, 3 May 2018. GeoPlace has announced the appointment of Nick Chapallaz as its new Managing Director.
JAG(UK) has published its annual report setting out its achievements gained through 2017/2018 and its work plan and priorities for 2018/2019. See the report here.
GeoPlace has announced that this year’s conference will take place on 10th May at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham.
GeoPlace has opened its annual Exemplar Awards programme to councils who use address or street data in innovative ways.
GeoPlace has launched a new service to work with councils to provide a targeted report on properties missing from their business rates registers
The Department for Transport has announced that long traffic jams caused by roadworks could be a thing of the past.
The UPRN has enabled public health to segment the population, to better understand its needs and target resources where they are needed most through place-based services of care
GeoPlace wish to receive comments on the consultation on the National Street Gazetteer, GeoPlace DEC-Streets Consultation Version 4.0. Details of where to find and how to comment on the consultation document can be found here: https://www.geoplace.co.uk/consultation. The consultation will run from Tuesday 2 January 2018 to Wednesday 28 February 2018.
GeoPlace LLP, has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to high performance through good people management.
The October 2017 release of Highways will be enhanced with more detailed Local Highway Authority street data. Users will be able to take advantage of the following new features
Councils across England and Wales are gearing up for [email protected] Day on 15th November 2017. The day is all about placing location at the centre of its services, "providing an excuse to talk location and gazetteers and demonstrating the value of high quality, maintained address and street data.
Do you want to read more about the world of address and street data, its use and all of the processes that need to happen to ensure good quality data?
Speaking at GeoPlace’s annual conference on Thursday 11th May 2017, Eddie Copeland, Director of Government Innovation at NESTA hailed the potential of connected data to provide more targeted and effective services.
GeoPlace has announced the winners of the 2017 Exemplar Awards which were presented at the 12th annual GeoPlace conference and exhibition at Leeds United Football Club on 11th May 2017. The Exemplar Award is awarded to a council for the best example or demonstration of local address and/or street datasets providing quantifiable benefits.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been presented with the Award for ‘Data Quality & Improvement' in recognition of the management of its street information database. The award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2017. The Awards celebrate excellence in service delivery that have been enabled through local government address and street information.
Mole Valley District Council has been presented with the Award for ‘Data Quality & Improvement' in recognition of the management of its address information database. The Award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2017. The Awards celebrated excellence in service delivery that have been enabled through local government address and street information.
Knowing the characteristics of the entire population is key for the development of public policy. The decennial census provides a snap-shot of all people and households in a particular area and has a direct bearing on the government support that councils receive to fund public services.
We are delighted to announce that today we are launching a new part of our website offering significant upgrades to our online services.
UKAuthority's Local Digital Transformation events, hosted in association with Microsoft, provided an opportunity to hear from local authorities and technology experts on the digital transformation trail, through presentations, live demonstrations and technology showcases in London and Manchester.
GeoPlace and local highways authorities are providing data to a ground breaking new road map developed by Ordnance Survey.
In recognition of the importance of discussion, advice and mentoring on the Knowledge Hub, The Royal Geographical Society are now offering CPD points to members of the GeoPlace Authority Contacts Knowledge Hub who actively participate. Your contributions to the Khub will accrue CPD points towards your records for the Chartered Geographers Scheme.
In June 2012, Leeds City Council became a permit scheme authority. Permit schemes provide an alternative to sections of the existing notification system of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
Councils using the UPRN to transform service provision and save money
Next year’s GeoPlace annual conference will take place on 11th May at Leeds United Football Club. Please put the date in your diary!
The RICS Land Journal has published an article focussing of the recent GeoPlace commissioned report 'Cost Benefit Analysis of Address and Street Data for Local Authorities and Emergency Services in England and Wales'.
Salford Council want to provide and promote a quicker, easier, better online way to council services and in light of this, have introduced an ‘Intelligent Information Provision’ concept. This concept is designed to use data they have in existing systems to allow them to gain insight into customer needs and where possible encourage them to go online. As an example, they have information in two data sets; CRM and the use of a profiling product. Both of these data sets are underpinned and connected by the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN).
FOSS4G is the annual global event of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and this years has a special focus on Land information amongst other topics, an area in which GeoPlace is a specialist.
GIS Professional have reported on the recent GeoPlace commissioned report on the cost/benefit evaluation of the impact of address and street data that GeoPlace collates from local authorities across England and Wales.
GeoPlace is delighted to announce three new appointments into key positions at GeoPlace. Luke Studden has joined the company in a newly created position of Supplier Liaison Manager. Martin Barnes has joined as the National Address Gazetteer (NAG) Coordinator and Jason Houghton as the Deputy National Address Data Manager.
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GeoPlace has published its Annual Statement which outlines its work plan for 2016-17, together with information about its governance, its engagement activities and strategic aims.
A case study of Brighton and Hove City Council’s work to create a single Customer Index using the UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) as the unifying data key.
David Lloyd Local Land and Property Gazetteer Manager at Huntingdonshire District Council has been awarded the Peer Award at the GeoPlace 2016 Exemplar Awards. The Award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2015 which celebrate excellence in service delivery enabled through local government address and street information.
A GeoPlace commissioned study projects net benefits up to £202 million by 2020 from better use of the address and street data that councils create and maintain. Based on the current rates of adoption, this represents a Return on Investment after discounting of 4:1.
Cabinet Office Minister and Paymaster General spoke to over 350 local government addressing experts about the importance of their role within a national address register.
GeoPlace has announced the winners of the 2016 Exemplar Awards which were presented at the 11th annual GeoPlace conference and exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 28th April 2016.
The Minister for Cabinet Office spoke at the GeoPlace 2016 conference about the importance of high quality address data for transparency and the UK digital economy.
The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock, today hailed the potential to rethink how we use addresses and the creation of a new generation address system, as a key part of the government’s open data agenda.
The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General will give the keynote presentation at the GeoPlace annual conference. The conference takes place on 28th April at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.
Jason Kitkat was a keynote presenter at the GeoPlace 2015 annual conference and contributor to the GeoPlace report ‘Everything happens somewhere; address and street data a common standard for digital transformation’
Transforming the way public services are delivered provides a key to delivering critical services with less. Sharing data is a cornerstone of change, but sharing data is a huge challenge in itself.
GeoPlace is conducting a consultation with all Authority Custodians, SNN Officers and DCA ABICS users on the following documents
Since the formation of GeoPlace in 2010, we have been continually working to evolve and improve. We are proud of the work we do and the way that we do it and last week we gained further accreditation of this.
The event is tailored to enhance interaction between delegates and exhibitors with presentations and a drinks reception the evening before at the Geovation Hub and a new opportunity for all exhibitors to have a role in the conference programme.
There are considerable financial and service provision benefits for local authorities who have a high number of linkages between their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and other council systems. This document outlines some on the benefits and factors to take into consideration.
Through the use of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Public Right of Way data, Huntingdonshire District Council saw improvements in internal systems and was able to identify premises not previously recorded, generating an income of £50K.
The requirement for a standard way of referring to location has been recognised in the Local Digital new financial model and business case for data standards to underpin council waste collection services. The business case for the Local Waste Service Standards project, if adopted nationally, predicts savings of £600 million over seven years.
We all know about the importance of ‘location, location, location' when it comes to buying and selling property. But did you know that local authorities are responsible for creating the street names and addresses that signify where a location actually is?
A resident may give you the details of the address they think they live at. But is this the same address that the emergency services think it is; or is it even the same address another resident at the same address thinks it is? Is the Garden Flat the same as Flat A? Which is the right address and does it matter anyway?
The London Borough of Bromley used their street data intelligence, in the form of the Local Street Gazetteer, to demonstrate excellence in digital transformation. As a result, the team at Bromley have delivered significant savings and service improvements.
Northumberland County Council achieved digital transformation in their online reporting tools aimed at residents. The tool can be used to report street lighting faults; missed bin collections or potholes. The tool has achieved efficiencies for the authority as well as an improved customer experience. All this has been enabled through effective use of existing resources, including the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and the Local Street Gazetteer (LSG).
GeoPlace has announced that its 2016 annual conference and exhibition will take place on Thursday 28th April at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Central London.
BS7666:2006 is one of around 27,000 British Standards. BS7666:2006 refers specifically to the standards for geographical referencing. It comprises of parts one to five. This factsheet outlines the use of BS 7666 within local authority land, property and gazetteers as well as the overall benefits of the Standard to local government.
GeoPlace have commissioned ConsultingWhere to carry out a significant study examining the return on investment in address and street data for local authorities.
When GeoPlace was looking to expand its team it realised that company-specific skills and knowledge would be more valuable than...
GeoPlace has launched a new website. The website integrates content formerly on the NLPG and NSG websites into one...
Driving improvement, excellence and innovation through data.
All of the following case studies are available in more detail from GeoPlace or Ordnance Survey. Following an announcement in
British APCO has been working with the Cabinet Office, Welsh Government and ACPO members from both the emergency services and th
A council like Brighton and Hove has a £750 million budget, 9,000 staff, 273,400 residents and a big remit to make an impact on
Glenn Dobson, Team Manager Business and Information Systems Operations at Hull City Council and Pauline Clifford, Mapping & Geog
"The day's play at Edgbaston might be summarised as Addresses comfortably coasting to victory while Streets are just beginning t
Hampshire County Council has been presented with an Award for ‘Most Improved Street Data’ in recognition of its information mana
South Lakeland District Council has been presented with an Award for 'Most Improved Address Data' in recognition of its informat
As part of our continued commitment to the quality and security of the information we process, GeoPlace has again achieved recer
GeoPlace has announced the winners of the 2015 Exemplar Awards which were presented at the 10th annual GeoPlace conference and e
Due to planned essential maintenance the NLPG Search service will be unavailable between 5.30pm Friday 29th May and 9.00am Monda
Yesterday at its 10th annual conference, GeoPlace announced the winners of the 2015 Exemplar Awards; find out who they are here
On 1 April 2013 GeoPlace and JAG(UK) signed an agreement to work closer together and provide additional support and services to
The RICS Land Journal has just published an article on how Huntingdonshire District Council and Northumberland County Council ha
This document outlines the address lifecycle, the local authority address capture process, when the UPRN and address is added to
GeoPlace's 10th annual conference takes place on 19th May at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. The ‘digital transformation' theme at the conference carries even more relevance for local government following last
GeoPlace has published the agenda for its 10th annual conference, exhibition and presentation of the Exemplar Awards.
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Waiting to hear the outcome from school admissions for 2015 can mean a time of anxious deliberation for parents and what can be a tough time coordinating applications by councils.
Newham has developed an external web application, powered by the UPRN, which has enabled the school admissions team to work more efficiently, accurately and provide more transparency in admissions.
GeoPlace and Ordnance Survey have published a paper 'The UPRN - your golden thread' which provides information about the UPRN, what is it, how it links data together, as well as providing some user benefits.
GeoPlace has achieved recertification to two industry recognised and highly respected international standards, ISO9001 for Quality Management, and ISO/IEC27001 for Information Security.
Understanding residents is a vital element of improved and more efficient service delivery for all councils. During 2013, the Lo
The Statement contains a number of sections which outlines: Who we are Our mission, values and staff Work planned for 2014-2015 Business plan from the Regional Chairs Address and Street Groups Our finances
Huntingdonshire District Council have improved internal processes to ensure that the Electoral Register is continuously maintained with new and updated addresses for residential properties.
During the Swine Flu epidemic in 2009 Torfaen County Borough Council had an urgent need to identify vulnerable people living in the borough. A system was needed which allowed Emergency Planning, Social Services, and other relevant departments to spatially identify people at risk at short notice.
Boundary changes and the introduction of the Individual Elector Registration initiative in 2014 led to significant changes in how the elections function was supported by the Information Management team
Oxford City Council has a significant land holding portfolio, a large percentage of which were not registered with the Land Registry. This case study describes how Oxford has made their register of property holdings electronic and accessible:
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GeoPlace has published an ebook demonstrating the vital role that address and street data plays within communities. The ebook
GeoPlace is responsible for managing the definitive index of addresses and streets for Great Britain. This infographic shows wha
On 18th and 19th July, eight GeoPlace staff undertook a testing trial to face the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest mo
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The Department of Communities and Local Government stated on 3 July that 'Council Tax collection rates remain high but councils
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On 10th July, Communities Secretary, The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP praised councils for turning around the lives of almost 53,000 t
The UK Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC(UK)) have introduced a quarterly performance scorecard to analyse works
Local authorities deliver over 700 different services. Good quality addressing – knowing where people and assets are - makes a s
Ordnance Survey and GeoPlace ® are collaborating to explore the potential of bringing together the OS MasterMap ® Integrated Transport Network ™ Layer (ITN) and National Street Gazetteer (NSG)
Marilyn George from East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been named 'Custodian of the Year' after being nominated by colleagues
Milton Keynes Council has been presented with an Award for 'Most Improved Street Data' in recognition of its information management.
Ribble Valley Council has been presented with an Award for 'Most Improved Address Data' in recognition of its information manage
Please find on the NSG download matrix the final versions of the new Schedule of Lane Rental Locations and the new Lane Rental GIS layers in both Mapinfo and Esri format for the TfL's Lane Rental Scheme. The ASD data will be available for download on the 30th of June 2014
In this edition of GIS professional, Robin Waters, editor of GIS Professional reviews the GeoPlace annual conference and exhibit
The use of Ordnance Survey's AddressBase and the UPRN system is proving to deliver significant savings, following a Welsh Govern
"MAIT" approach to deliver faster response times and savings. A pilot project in Wales may lead to a UK wide system that could d
The full list of winners from the GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2014 has been published and can be seen here:
GeoPlace has announced the winners of the 2014 Exemplar Awards. The Awards are designed to showcase the innovation and value local authorities deliver in managing and utilising their address and street information.
The BAPCO Journal has recently published by article by Tony Bracey, Multi Agency Information Transfer (MAIT) Project Manager, at the Joint Emergency Services Group (Wales).
GeoPlace has published a book of case studies from the winners, runners-up and those highly commended from the 2013 Exemplar Awards presented at GeoPlace's ‘Everything Happens Somewhere' annual conference.
Working on behalf of all local highways authorities under the Data Co-operation Agreement, GeoPlace has launched a web service to transform the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) to be compliant for the INSPIRE Transport Network theme.