Predicting and preventing London’s next fire using predictive analytics and the Unique Property Reference Number

By Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant, GeoPlace.  For GeoPlace, one of the great pleasures of working with geographic information is learning so much about life in Great Britain and beyond. Recently London Fire Brigade (LFB) asked us to work with them on a fire prevention project. This was a chance for us to learn how they … Continue reading Predicting and preventing London’s next fire using predictive analytics and the Unique Property Reference Number

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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

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

How to identify gaps in the payment of non-domestic rates

By Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant at GeoPlace   Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “I’m sorry for writing such a long letter, I didn’t have time to write a short one”? A quick Google search suggests Blaise Pascal is credited with saying this in 1657. I know how he felt. This is how I feel when analysing … Continue reading How to identify gaps in the payment of non-domestic rates