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New addressing products now available from Ordnance Survey

Posted: 30 September 2011

The AddressBase range of products, the first single definitive spatial address dataset for England and Wales, are available from today (Friday 30 September). T

The AddressBase range of products, the first single definitive spatial address dataset for England and Wales, are available from today (Friday 30 September).

The new datasets are expected to provide efficiency gains, improve service delivery and encourage partnership working amongst private, public- and third-sector organisations. Accurate addressing data is vital in areas as diverse as transport planning and 999 emergency responses, to fraud detection and mail delivery.

AddressBase is produced by GeoPlace, a joint venture between Ordnance Survey and the Local Government Group. The new range of addressing products, recently showcased at the AGI conference 2011, are available to the public and private sectors through Ordnance Survey - to the public sector under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and through commercial licences to other sectors.

AddressBase, AddressBase Plus and AddressBase Premium are available from 12 noon on Friday 30 September in both CSV and GML format. All three products are maintained from local authority provided data, which is brought together with Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail data by GeoPlace. It combines the best parts of local government's National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), Ordnance Survey's OS MasterMap Address Layer 2 products and the Royal Mail Postcode Address File (PAF).

To find out more about the AddressBase range of products and how to order them, visit Ordnance Survey's AddressBase web pages.


Notes to editors:

  1. Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals.
  2. To download this news release visit www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/media. There you can also subscribe to our RSS feed. You can also follow us on twitter: @OrdnanceSurvey.
  3. The Local Government Group is a political organisation that is run by its members. LG Group always strives to agree a common cross-party position on issues and to speak with one voice on behalf of local government. It aims to set the political agenda and speak in the national media on the issues that matter to council members.
  4. GeoPlace is a Limited Liability Partnership jointly owned by the Local Government Group and Ordnance Survey. It brings together local government's address and streets gazetteers with all of Ordnance Survey's addressing products into a central spatial address data hub. This data is updated by GeoPlace based upon the receipt of COU files (Change Only Updates) to LLPGs (Local Land and Property Gazetteers) from 348 creating local authorities and updates to LSGs (Local Street Gazetteers) from 174 creating local authorities. These are matched to regular updates from Royal Mail, Ordnance Survey and the Valuation Office Agency.

Data from GeoPlace is provided to Ordnance Survey enabling it to create the range of AddressBase⢠products for England and Wales, providing one definitive source of publicly-owned spatial address data.

Ordnance Survey and the OS Symbol are registered trademarks of Ordnance Survey.

For more information from Ordnance Survey, please contact:

Rob Andrews - Head of Corporate Communications on 023 8005 5563 or [email protected]

Paul Beauchamp - Senior Communications Officer on 023 8005 5564 or [email protected]

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