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Mole Valley District Council wins Data Quality & Improvement Award for Addresses

Posted: 10 May 2017

Mole Valley District Council has been presented with the Award for âData Quality & Improvement' in recognition of the management of its address information database.

The Award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2017. The Awards celebrated excellence in service delivery that have been enabled through local government address and street information.

Addresses are invaluable to our economy and our public services. Addresses help make sure that emergency services get to our door as quickly as possible; addresses help confirm our identity; they help us to access products and services. It is true that everything happens somewhere, and as a result, high quality address data is fundamental. This is why the Data Quality & Improvement Award is important. It is a testament to the hard work and skill that goes into maintaining a constantly changing dataset.

The Most Improved Address Data Award is given to the authority which has shown the most improvement over the last year in England and Wales.

In presenting the Award to Mole Valley, Jason Houghton, Deputy National Address Data Manager, said "Mole Valley has achieved the greatest improvement in data quality which demonstrates excellence and commitment to a process that brings local and national benefits."

A full list of winners at the GeoPlace 2017 Exemplar Awards can be seen here.


Notes to editors:


GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace's role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data for Great Britain.


Gayle Gander

Head of Marketing


+44(0) 20 7630 4600, [email protected], www.geoplace.co.uk

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