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Publication of updated NLPG Data Entry Conventions Version 3.1

Posted: 08 December 2010

The NLPG is maintained by the LLPG Custodian and SNN Officer community in their software systems, in accordance with the Data Entry Conventions (DEC) and best practice for the NLPG, known as the DEC-NLPG.

The main purpose of the DEC-NLPG reference manual is to provide:
  • the LLPG Custodian and the SNN Officer with a comprehensive and consistent maintenance resource
  • definitions and guidance for those wishing to improve how they maintain the NLPG data more efficiently and in a consistent manner across local government
  • consistent definitions for those who use NLPG data and those who, equally importantly, wish to understand why they should use NLPG data.

The NLPG-DEC version 3.1 has been updated in order to:
  • clarify and expand on the guidance provided in the previous DEC-NLPG version 2.1.
  • bring it in line with other recently updated documents such as the DEC-NSG version 3.5.
  • answer some of the common queries raised by LLPG Custodians, SNN Officers and Users of NLPG data.

In discussion with the providers of gazetteer maintenance systems, it is anticipated that the changes will be in place by the Summer of 2011.
The new Data Entry Conventions and Best Practice for the National Land and Property Gazetteer (DEC-NLPG Version 3.1 Reference Manual) - (PDF, 326 pages, 5.8MB large file) can be downloaded from the Local Government Improvement and Development website at http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=8035843
The Data Transfer Format 7.3 for the National Land and Property Gazetteer (DTF 7.3 Version 3.1 Specification Document) - (PDF, 100 pages, 2.7MB large file) can be downloaded from the Local Government Improvement and Development website at http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=8035843
Processes involved in the creation of street name and property number information in five case study councils in England and Wales
The two formal documents above are supported by a piece of research, published in November 2010.
The report presents findings from research which explored the processes involved in the creation and maintenance of street naming and numbering information within a sample of local authorities in England and Wales.
The report also includes reference to the onward creation of address and street data within local authorities. The research includes five case studies from across local authorities in England and Wales. The aim of the research is to present the commonalities between the five case study areas in order to help authorities who wish to examine their own business processes.
Processes involved in the creation of street name and property number information in five case study councils in England and Wales - (PDF, 43 pages, 1.7MB large file). This can also be downloaded from the Local Government Improvement and Development website at http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=8035843
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