These products will be a combination of the best of data submitted by local authorities through the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) and the Ordnance Survey Integrated Transport Network (ITN) product. These new products will enable better planning, management and more informative routing options across the road network, driving cost efficiencies in government and improved service delivery to businesses and the citizen.
Local and national government currently use a variety of products when planning road projects and maintenance. The new products will bring all existing information together, cutting bureaucracy and saving money spent by councils and government on exchanging and comparing different maps.
Richard Mason, Managing Director of GeoPlace said "Following the successful model of the AddressBase range of products, this new announcement paves the way for bringing together the very best of local authority streets information with Ordnance Survey data to provide better planning, management and more informative routing options across the road network, driving cost efficiencies".
The new Highways products will be added to the Public Sector Mapping Agreement allowing all areas of the Public Sector to access the data. An entry-level open data version will also be made available with a full commercial product appearing in the future. GeoPlace and Ordnance Survey plan to deliver the initial products to the Department for Transport and public sector before the end of March 2015.
See the Department for Transport announcement at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/3-million-mapping-project-to-transform-road-improvements-and-maintenance