By Richard Groombridge, Product and Data Development Manager at GeoPlace If you don’t have a unique Street Works Act (SWA) code, then you cannot carry out works in the street – but the list of SWA codes itself must be usable, dependable, and authoritative. SWA Codes (also known as Department for Transport Data Capture Codes), … Continue reading Improving confidence in streetworks everywhere – reviewing the SWA code list
By Baz Lokat, Senior Consultant at GeoPlace, and Iris Rodenbusch, Spatial Data Analyst at GeoPlace. Utilities need to coordinate their work with the local authority, whether they’re working on Motorways and A roads, or footpaths running through housing estates. Every part of this activity depends on a consistent and complete view of streets in a … Continue reading Analysing the path network for Bracknell Forest Council
By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace and Anna Gibson, Data & Insight Analyst, ICT Services, London Borough of Hackney. A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) throws up many challenges for any organisation or company that’s involved in its administration, billing, or maintenance. This includes local authorities that want to support and engage with … Continue reading Using UPRNs to engage with landlords and improve the quality of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace Every business and organisation wants to move faster and deliver better results. As Covid-19 is a threat to us all, it’s never been more important to understand who needs help – to identify the most vulnerable people in our communities – and to give them the joined-up, … Continue reading Local authorities are using UPRNs to provide support for vulnerable people
By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace Geospatial data, which is data linked to location, underpins Great Britain’s public services such as emergency planning, building our homes, protecting our environment, supporting our transport and helping our security services to keep us safe. Today, the Geospatial Commission has announced that it is increasing its location … Continue reading So what are these UPRNs and USRNs that everyone is talking about?
GeoPlace partnered with the National Fire Chiefs Council to examine the benefits a focus on the UPRN can bring to improving fire safety in communities. Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant at GeoPlace and Catherine Levin Communications Adviser from the National Fire Chiefs Council provided this report. Fire and rescue services are really good at looking at … Continue reading What can food hygiene tell us about fire safety?
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
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
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
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