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
By Georgina Carr, Digital Marketing Manager at GeoPlace On 15th November, we collaborated with people from over 60 local authorities across England and Wales to shout about location data. Local authority participants put on an eclectic series of events to personally reach their colleagues, make connections across departments, and raise awareness about the value … Continue reading How to put on a brilliant Gazetteers @GIS Day event
By Steve Brandwood, Executive Director of Engagement at GeoPlace I attended the HM Land Registry Local Land Charges Conference at the beautiful St George’s Hall in Liverpool yesterday. It was a fascinating and enjoyable day which I’ll talk more of later. Yesterday was also Budget Day and I was keeping an eye on the announcements … Continue reading The Budget: housing, the digital economy and a Geospatial Commission
To mark Gazetteers@GIS Day, following is a guest blog from Ben Jones, Head of Digital Services at Harrow Council on how the council’s LLPG is the Logical Glue that sticks all their systems and data together. This blog is based on Ben’s presentation at the GeoPlace annual conference 2017. Ben's slides from the conference are … Continue reading The UPRN, the Logical Glue
By Simon Barlow, Executive Director of Consultancy at GeoPlace It is difficult to interact with government, society and commerce without an addressing system of some kind. Most people working in tech and geospatial will realise the data models and IT systems that support addresses are very, very recent and not everything in the real … Continue reading Mind the address gap
By Simon Bailey, Senior Consultant - Transport and Networks Technical Innovation is talked about in almost every area of life. The advancements have been exponential over the past two years, leading to many opportunities to improve our lives, but also highlighting where we have been slow to move forward. One of those areas is data … Continue reading Our changing transport landscape
With ongoing developments in Augmented Reality (AR), a more immersive medium to interact with address data has opened up. Thanks to the release of the cult game “Pokémon GO” back in the Summer of 2016, AR technology was brought to the masses and did something wonderful – it transcended generation gaps making both children, parents and grandparents aware of this medium, its capabilities and fundamentally got them using it as a location based platform. A platform that enables you to interact with and query features right in front of you, there and then in-situ, in real-time when it is needed most – a powerful capability.
Addresses are such a common feature in our lives that we often don’t notice them, even though we use them every day. Here are five ways in which addresses make a difference – some of them might surprise you!