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IA developing links between NLPG and XML schema

Posted: 22 November 2002

The National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) welcomes the news that the Interoperability Group, chaired by the Office of the e-Envoy, has decided that the BS7666 XML Schema have been approved.

The Schema will now be moved from the 'Draft Schema' section to the 'Agreed Schema' section on the Govtalk web site.

This is a very significant step forward with implications for all organisations, both in the public and private sectors, seeking to exchange address and property information and improve their knowledge management.

This move is a further endorsement of the NLPG, and follows the recent Acacia approval of the NLPG as âthe main source for definitive national addresses for England and Wales'.

BS7666 was specifically designed to enable the sharing of address and property information between applications and the adoption of the Schema will enable this objective to be achieved.

The NLPG has been created according to BS7666 and this development means that data matched to the master list of addresses, with Unique Property Reference Numbers, can be transferred between applications and organisations â a major development for the âjoined-up/modernizing government' initiatives.

Intelligent Addressing is currently developing the linkages to the NLPG and the XML Schema to enable wider application and interoperability of the NLPG within Central and Local Government as well as the commercial environment.

The latest BS7666 XML Schema can be found at www.govtalk.gov.uk

22nd November 2002

Notes to Editors:
The NLPG was initiated in 1999 to become the master address dataset for England and Wales and the central hub for the 376 address creating Local Authorities and their Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs). Based on unique property reference numbers (UPRNs) the underlying principle of these gazetteers is to provide a single definitive address database for all departments and systems across a local authority in order to cut costs, improve efficiency and service delivery.

Intelligent Addressing is a specialist private sector consultancy (an SME) employing recognised experts in addressing. It was originally set up to help develop the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) on behalf of local government and now manages the NLPG and NSG central data hubs under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with local government.

Intelligent Addressing contact:
Simon Barlow, NLPG Custodian | Intelligent Addressing, 13 -15 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6LD | 020 7484 3766 | Email: [email protected]

The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) The IDeA works in partnership with all councils, to enhance the performance of the best, accelerate the speed of improvement of the rest, and develop the sector as a whole. IDeA has brokered the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with Intelligent Addressing to develop the NLPG and NSG, through the Local Government Information House (LGIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Agency.

Working in partnership with the local government community developing national infrastructure projects that enable councils to deliver local services more effectively, LGIH acts as an intermediary between the public and the private sector enabling it to negotiate with private companies on behalf of local authorities in order to provide key parts of a technical infrastructure for improved service delivery.

The NLPG is a joint venture between the Information House and Intelligent Addressing Limited.

IDeA contacts:

Steven Brandwood, GI Programme Manager | I&DeA, Layden House 76 â 86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG | 020 7296 6615 | Email: [email protected] | www.idea.gov.uk

Adrian Kent, Interoperability Policy Advisor | Technology Strategy Group, Office of the e-Envoy, Stockley House, 130 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1LQ | 020 7276 3233 | Email: [email protected]

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