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Consultation on Data Entry Conventions for BLPU Polygons for the NLPG

Posted: 10 January 2012

GeoPlace, in conjunction with the LLPG Polygon Working Group, as ratified by the LLPG Regional Chairs Group, have released a consultation document exploring the potential for LLPG Custodians to capture polygon data.

The purpose of this consultation document is to define the data entry conventions for creating and maintaining Basic Land and Property Unit (BLPU) polygons. A BLPU Polygon describes the inferred geographical extent of a land and property unit associated with its use in an authority's land and property gazetteer.
Interest in this subject has come from the National Land and Property Gazetteer user community; in particular the members of the community who currently maintain such data wish to improve how they maintain the data more efficiently and in a consistent manner across local government. This document is for those who currently maintain BLPU Polygon data and for all those, equally importantly, who wish to understand the reasons and business benefits of why some local authorities take the time and effort to maintain this type of data
The document does not suggest that this practice should be introduced as a mandatory function; rather the need for the document has been driven by a local government desire for consistency in this area where they are captured locally.
GeoPlace seeks your views on the proposals in this document. The consultation documentation can be found at www.geoplace.co.uk/documents/10181/125809/DEC-BLPU-P%20Version%200 with feedback invited via an online survey, which can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/polygonconsultation. The consultation will be open for six weeks and closes on Friday 24 February 2012.
For more information, contact the GeoPlace helpdesk on 0207 747 3500 or [email protected].
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