The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General will give the keynote presentation at the GeoPlace annual conference. The conference takes place on 28th April at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.
The theme of the event is Everything Happens Somewhere; A Single View of Place'. The theme resonates strongly with the Minister's responsibilities for digital transformation, unlocking the power of public data and Government as a Platform all of which require access to common standardised data and single authoritative registers of information.
The attendees at the conference are the people in local councils with statutory responsibility for naming and numbering properties and building and maintaining a local register of address and street information. These local registers are collected from every council by GeoPlace, amalgamated into one national register and used right across the whole of government for data sharing, linking and interoperability.
Councils rely on address information to run their services effectively and provide a reliable property level view of council services across departments. For instance, addresses are needed to populate and manage electoral registers, to collect council tax, for fraud prevention, for customer insight and CRM, management of waste services and admissions for schools.
As well as address and street registers being vital to service delivery by councils, the register is shared amongst the whole of the public sector, free of charge, through the Public Sector Mapping Agreement, as the AddressBase range of products.
Central government departments using AddressBase include the Individual Electoral Registration programme, Resilience Direct, Tell Us Once, DECC, the Environment Agency, HMRC, the National Fraud Initiative and the emergency services use it for emergency response. The private sector use it for insurance underwriting, logistics, delivery and it's being used in the Smart Meter programme.
GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace works with councils to build a single national register of address and street information. This register is shared amongst the whole of the public sector free of charge, and made available to the private sector under license as the AddressBase range of products.
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