Top 6 tips for establishing a location data management policy

By Simon Barlow, Executive Director of Consultancy and James Rodger, Executive Director IT Services Rapid, accurate responses have become critical to society. For health issues, particularly, it’s important to have complete confidence in the underlying data that helps us to support vulnerable people. In the wider sphere, if we want to improve the quality of … Continue reading Top 6 tips for establishing a location data management policy

Analysing the path network for Bracknell Forest Council

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

Could the National Street Gazetteer support biodiversity by recording roadside verges?

GeoPlace’s National Data Analyst, Matthew Van Schaick, puts forward some ideas on how the NSG could be used to record data on roadside verges.  The National Street Gazetteer (NSG) is already utilised to record environmental data under ‘special designations’, though this is an optional process.  With climate change and environmental concerns continuing to grow, can … Continue reading Could the National Street Gazetteer support biodiversity by recording roadside verges?

The Unique Property Reference Number: a game changer for the lettings industry

By Theresa Wallace, Chair of The Lettings Industry Council (TLIC). The TLIC comprises lettings experts from across the industry, including professional bodies and schemes, service providers for both landlords and tenants, and representatives from both large and small lettings agents. Government advisors also proactively attend the meetings enabling two-way feedback on current issues. Members are … Continue reading The Unique Property Reference Number: a game changer for the lettings industry

From the 1970s to July 2020

By Steve Brandwood, Executive Director of Engagement, GeoPlace. Cover image, The Council House, College Green, Bristol. This property was given the first UPRN in the National Land and Property Gazeteer, UPRN 1. With the recent announcement of the Geospatial Commission’s Strategy, a new Public Sector Geospatial Agreement in place, Open UPRN and USRN products now … Continue reading From the 1970s to July 2020

FindMyStreet – showing the name, location, USRN and maintenance responsibility for every street in England and Wales

Richard Groombridge, Product and Data Development Manager and Simon Bailey, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, GeoPlace. We all take for granted the streets and roads around us, but how many of us have ever stopped to consider how important the information about those streets is? Without a street you can’t have properties and addresses, and they … Continue reading FindMyStreet – showing the name, location, USRN and maintenance responsibility for every street in England and Wales

FindMyAddress – Making official addresses and UPRNs accessible to the public, for the first time

Luke Studden, Data Integration and Development Manager, GeoPlace.  Luke is responsible for project managing the FindMyAddress service and bringing it to life. As a GIS Professional working in the address data sector for the past 11 years, I see the 1st July 2020 as an extremely significant date. It marks the day on which the UK … Continue reading FindMyAddress – Making official addresses and UPRNs accessible to the public, for the first time

1st July 2020 – on a journey to our vision

By Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace For two years there’s been a huge amount of effort going into the release of Unique Property Reference Number (UPRNs), Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRNs) and related x,y coordinates as open data – and now we’re there. From today, our long-term vision for the ubiquitous use of the identifiers … Continue reading 1st July 2020 – on a journey to our vision

GeoPlace response to the UK’s Geospatial Strategy

By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, and Richard Duffield, Head of Customer Insights, GeoPlace. GeoPlace welcomes the publication of the UK’s Geospatial Strategy by the Geospatial Commission which was published on 16th June 2020. For the last 20 years we have sat at the heart of a community whose vision is a world where everyone … Continue reading GeoPlace response to the UK’s Geospatial Strategy

UPRNs – Supporting the response to COVID-19

By Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant and Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, GeoPlace. When we know where people are, we can help them faster and we can help them better. Today, with COVID-19 affecting us all, we’ve never been more dependent on the ability of our health services, local and central government to deliver vital support measures … Continue reading UPRNs – Supporting the response to COVID-19