Combining the systems from five established local authorities in Dorset

Aamenah Vaid, Research and Coordination Coordinator at GeoPlace. With Emma Webb - Business Solutions Analyst, Dorset Council - and Lucinda Handsford - NSG Uploader, Dorset Council. In May 2018, Parliament agreed to combine six authorities in Dorset – Dorset County Council, East Dorset District, North Dorset District, Purbeck District, West Dorset District, Weymouth & Portland … Continue reading Combining the systems from five established local authorities in Dorset

Working for the local community

By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace with Rachel Antcliffe, Principal LLPG Officer at Leeds City Council West Yorkshire councils collaboration with the emergency services is leading to better quality location data Accurate data is imperative for protecting the vulnerable and despatching resources to the right location in an emergency situation.  In the simplest … Continue reading Working for the local community

The journey of an address in the Police system

By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace, with Olivia Powell, GIS Manager at Avon & Somerset Constabulary Police forces use addresses and location information in almost every aspect of law enforcement; from keeping accurate records on the addresses of victims and witnesses or suspects and offenders, to using the exact location of a crime … Continue reading The journey of an address in the Police system

Milton Keynes Council uses drones to monitor development sites

By Aamenah Vaid, Research and Communication Coordinator at GeoPlace. With Paul Brookin - LLPG and Address Management Officer, Gillian Smith - GIS Manager, and Ken Farrier - GIS Officer all at Milton Keynes Council. Milton Keynes Council has developed an innovative approach to monitoring development sites. With the use of drone technology, it is using … Continue reading Milton Keynes Council uses drones to monitor development sites

Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales

By Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant at GeoPlace. A Welsh version is available below. In Wales, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) replaced stamp duty from April 2018. The tax is used to support public services in Wales, so it is important to government, to citizens and business as property buyers, users of public services and taxpayers that … Continue reading Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales

Addressing the General Election

By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace In every constituency in the United Kingdom, the responsibility for overseeing the election process lies with the relevant local authority: electoral teams, electoral officers, and a cohort of volunteer polling station teams. The Electoral Commission’s guidance for Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) is clear: EROs must maintain an … Continue reading Addressing the General Election