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Driving improvement, excellence and innovation through data

Passionate about data.

GeoPlace is a limited liability partnership jointly owned by the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey and specialises in address and street information management.

It was set up as a result of a government call for a standard index of addresses to bring together existing creators and suppliers of addressing data to one central place to build a single, definitive address database.

GeoPlace is the central source for UK addresses and streets. It works contractually with all 348 councils in England and Wales which have statutory responsibility for approving and creating addresses. It manages a central hub of 42 million addresses and 1.39 million streets, taking feeds from councils, central government, Royal Mail and the Scottish, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Island governments of address and street data.

Through a stringent data quality process, GeoPlace synchronises and matches data against 94.61 million records from several authoritative government property and address databases.

Through a validation and assurance process it runs 359 checks on each record before being accepted into the database. Data is enriched and transformed by adding the best attributes from source datasets to enhance overall quality of the product. Around 2 million records are updated monthly.

Working through a governance structure, GeoPlace agrees, monitors and supports an annual data improvement process with councils which set levels of data quality, completeness and accuracy.

The result is a single, unified source for all addressing and street data used for streetworks, as mandated by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and distributed by Ordnance Survey through the AddressBase range of products.

Member since: July 2017