What can food hygiene tell us about fire safety?

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?

Combining the systems from five established local authorities in Dorset

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

Working for the local community

By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing at GeoPlace with Rachel Antcliffe, Principal LLPG Officer at Leeds City Council West Yorkshire councils collaboration with the emergency services is leading to better quality location data Accurate data is imperative for protecting the vulnerable and despatching resources to the right location in an emergency situation.  In the simplest … Continue reading Working for the local community

The journey of an address in the Police system

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

Milton Keynes Council uses drones to monitor development sites

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

Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales

By Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant at GeoPlace. A Welsh version is available below. In Wales, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) replaced stamp duty from April 2018. The tax is used to support public services in Wales, so it is important to government, to citizens and business as property buyers, users of public services and taxpayers that … Continue reading Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales

Addressing the General Election

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

Culture and Location. A Capital Idea

Simon Barlow, Executive Director of Consultancy, GeoPlace. We love the profound sense of knowing our place in the world. We also know that communities thrive on understanding their location in context, and that our country’s diverse cultural heritage is a vital part of what it means to say, “Proud to be British”. That said, the … Continue reading Culture and Location. A Capital Idea

How to bring location to life

Emily Griffiths, Head of Data Quality and Analytics, Josh Gooch, Senior Spatial Data Analyst, Luke Studden, Supplier Manager, Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing At our annual conference, we wanted something special to show how address and street data can really ‘bring location to life'. The GeoPlace annual conference is an event that brings so much … Continue reading How to bring location to life