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Bringing location to life at the GeoPlace conference

Posted: 25 March 2019

Over 550 people will attend this year's GeoPlace annual conference which takes place in the City of London on 9th May 2019.

Attendees will be from central government and the emergency services as well as from the councils who are responsible for creating and maintaining the address and street information that goes into creating AddressBase, the UK's most definitive address data containing nearly 43 million addresses and the OS MM Highways Network, with over 1.3 million streets.

Speakers at the conference will demonstrate how they use local authority address and street data to:

  • save lives in the fire and police services

  • protect citizens and prevent fraud

  • enable Streetworks notifications

  • support utility works

  • understand the location and proximity of local services to citizens

  • analyse how effectively government policy is implemented

  • collect Census data

  • support council services in refuse and recycling, resolve day-to-day issues that affect citizens, provide tailored services to citizens, improve the services that people get from their council

  • underpin the public rights of right network.

Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director of GeoPlace said: "Excellent addressing and accurate street data has the power to transform people's lives. This may be in the form of information to define last-mile deliveries and services nationwide. It may be in the form of confident planning; policy-making at all levels; complex risk analysis or simple connections between datasets that identify who needs which level of support, where, and when".

"The work that we do with our partners delivers the data that can lead to greater profitability and increased productivity for all. We deliver the location information that's underpinning the UK's digital economy and secures the transformation of public services with confidence. We believe everyone can benefit from the power of location data. Our conference in May will feature speakers, suppliers and visualisations who use precise place data to really bring location to life."

Exemplar Awards will be presented to the winners of GeoPlace annual Awards for innovation and data quality. The conference is supported by a 20 strong exhibition from suppliers to local government, who are there to meet existing customers and impress future ones.

A few exhibition spaces are still available, contact [email protected].


About GeoPlace

GeoPlace LLP is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey.

GeoPlace is a world class expert in address and street information management, working internationally as well as in the UK to help our partners and customers maximise the value of their spatial information for better decision making.

GeoPlace maintains a national infrastructure that supports the address and street information needs of the public and private sectors. Its work relies heavily on close working relationships with every local authority in England and Wales. This relationship has been developed over 15 years, to build the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and National Street Gazetteer. Ordnance Survey develops the range of AddressBase products from the National Address Gazetteer and OS MasterMap Highways Network from the NSG. Both datasets underpin efficient and effective services, bringing direct service delivery benefits to users.

The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and the Unique Street Reference Number (USRN) are the unique identifiers for every addressable location and street in Great Britain. They are created by local authorities who have the statutory authority to name and number every street and property and Ordnance Survey who identify objects on the landscape which may otherwise not attract an address.

These unique reference numbers link datasets together and share information with other organisations who also use them. They provide a comprehensive, complete and consistent identifier throughout a property's life cycle â from planning permission or street naming through to demolition.

See https://www.geoplace.co.uk.

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