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

JAG(UK) supporting the industry through Covid 19 and beyond

By Dave Capon, CEO, JAG(UK) JAG(UK) is a sister organisation to GeoPlace, it represents all 209 Street and Road Authorities in Street and Road Works matters relating to the New Roads and Street Works Act: 1991 and the relevant parts of the Traffic Management Act 2004. JAG (UK) is the mechanism through which Street and Road … Continue reading JAG(UK) supporting the industry through Covid 19 and beyond

Using UPRNs to engage with landlords and improve the quality of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

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)

Local authorities are using UPRNs to provide support for vulnerable people

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

So what are these UPRNs and USRNs that everyone is talking about?

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?