For Neil, who has been with IA since 2005, this is a logical progression. For the last three years he has been managing the team that provides day-to-day support to the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) custodians in local authorities across England and Wales. IA receives 'Change Only Updates' on a daily basis and is responsible for their validation and then inclusion in the NLPG
Neil is a key member of the technical working group responsible for revising the NLPG Data Entry Conventions and documentation, and has been heavily involved in the processes that have bought about significant data quality improvements in the NLPG.
Simon Barlow, the NLPG Custodian for the last 10 years, retains overall responsibility for the gazetteer services teams and continues to work on the INSPIRE Directive's implementation of address related datasets as the representative of UK Local Government.
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Notes to editors:
The NLPG is a joint venture between all local authorities in England and Wales, the Local Government Information House, part of the Local Government Group and Intelligent Addressing Limited. It is the authoritative, national address list that provides unique identification of land and property and conforms to BS 7666 (2006). Local authorities in England and Wales have a statutory responsibility for street naming and numbering. They update the NLPG on a continual basis, enabling daily updates to be available to users.
Intelligent Addressing is an information management specialist and data provider, focusing on land and property data, particularly addresses. As well as being the joint venture partner with local government in the development of the NLPG, IA also manages the national datasets for local government; the NLPG and the National Street Gazetteer (NSG). Data is an essential yet high-cost resource to maintain. IA helps organisations find, utilise and manage the information that they need and provides services to any organisation that depends on the accuracy, manageability and versatility of its information.
Local Government Information House is part of the Local Government Group. LGIH concentrates on core projects that have maximum benefit for the whole of local government. To this end, LGIH focuses on geographical information-related projects, as the standardisation of this type of data affects more than 80 per cent of what local government does. 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.