Persistent and well-behaved identifiers

By Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant, GeoPlace.  Identifiers are having a bit of a “moment”. For nearly two decades we have helped local government create and maintain the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and Unique Street Reference Number (USRN), ensuring that they are nationally unique, persistent and otherwise well-behaved. Each local authority in England, Scotland and … Continue reading Persistent and well-behaved identifiers

Advertisements

Drones, robots and automobiles – a data journey

By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace Our national location data infrastructure is essential for the digital economy Drone deliveries. Connected autonomous vehicles. Even home-based robots are part of everyday life. These are key components in our digital economy, and they all depend on the integrity of our national location data infrastructure. Without it, … Continue reading Drones, robots and automobiles – a data journey

Everything really does happen somewhere – this time in Birmingham

By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace  In just two weeks’ time, Birmingham will be crowded with addressing and streets experts – hundreds of them, all squeezed into Edgbaston cricket ground for GeoPlace’s annual conference. Over 400 predominately local government people will participate in the only day of the year given over exclusively to … Continue reading Everything really does happen somewhere – this time in Birmingham

The Geospatial Commission – don’t miss the big opportunity

By Steve Brandwood, Executive Director of Engagement at GeoPlace I noted the announcement of Government plans to set up a Geospatial Commission in my last blog post in November last year - https://blog.geo.place/2017/11/23/the-budget-housing-the-digital-economy-and-a-geospatial-commission/. At the time there was little information about the role of the Commission and the rationale for its creation was limited to … Continue reading The Geospatial Commission – don’t miss the big opportunity