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Intelligent Addressing Director joins INSPIRE experts panel

Posted: 14 April 2010

Following a competitive process, Simon Barlow, a Director of Intelligent Addressing Ltd, has been selected as an Expert by the EU INSPIRE team.
As the LGIH nominee, Simon will be part of the âBuildings' Technical Working Group (TWG), tasked with the development of the Buildings theme data specification for annex three of the EU INSPIRE Directive.
As National Custodian for the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), Simon has extensive and detailed knowledge of the processes behind recording and maintaining property information. He will be bringing this experience to the Building TWG as well as representing the interests of the local government community.
The selection criteria took into consideration the domain knowledge of the experts as demonstrated by their CVs. The Commission received over 320 offers for experts and close to 600 pieces of reference material for the Annex II and III themes.
Through INSPIRE the EU is creating a consistent framework for sharing information about the environment across European countries. There are 34 different data themes ranging from addresses, buildings, administrative units, environmentally protected areas, to atmospheric conditions and land use. When complete this information can be used by any government organisation across Europe to enable strategic planning and service delivery for a variety of uses. This includes emergency planning, flooding and transport planning, regeneration and sustainable economic development and local service planning.
A surveyor with a Masters in Property Valuation and Law, Barlow joined Intelligent Addressing in 2000 from a background in property asset management and geographic information. He has been instrumental in the wider adoption of the NLPG by local authorities across England and Wales.
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The NLPG is a joint venture between all local authorities in England and Wales, the Local Government Information House, part of IDeA and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
Intelligent Addressing is contracted under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement for Local Government to manage the NLPG hub. IA is required to receive, validate and integrate LLPG data from Local Authorities into the national hub and then distribute the data as part of the NLPG. Under a separate public private partnership agreement, IA has been contracted to act as the sole agent for the commercialisation of the NLPG, and promote its use in market sectors beyond the scope of the MSA
Intelligent Addressing contacts:
Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing| Tel: 0207 747 3500| E-mail: [email protected]| www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk
The Improvement and Development Agency (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.
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.
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