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On the 2nd of April, the Government announced that the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and Unique Street Reference Number (USRN) will be released under Open Government Licence. Additionally, the Open Standards Board, via Government Digital Service (GDS), has mandated that from 1st July, the UPRN and USRN are the public sector standard for referencing and sharing property and street information.

The April announcements can be seen at

Power of Place

Central government and the NHS must now use UPRNs and USRNs to unlock the power of place

Announcement from GeoPlace

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Improved access to MasterMap data and core location identifiers

Announcement from the Geospatial Commission

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The power of place

Ordnance Survey transforms the way customers access, share and innovate with world-leading geospatial data

Ordnance Survey announcement

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the power of place

Open standards for government

Government Digital Service announcement

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Location information paving the way

Improvement Service announcment

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Unlocking our understanding of where we live

Blog from the Geospatial Commission

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