AddressBase Explained at Aligned Assets Event

Woking, Surrey 19th October 2011 – On Thursday 6th October 2011, delegates from across the UK’s public and private sectors came together for a unique, information packed event providing more details on the National Address Gazetteer, plus further specifics on the Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase TM range of addressing products.

Held at Hammersmith Town Hall in London, they were treated to a variety of presentations and debate, with the event split into two main sections.  The first half of the day looked at what the National Address Gazetteer is, and how it is created and maintained.  The second half focused on how the AddressBase products could be used, with real-world examples given by British Transport Police, the Ordnance Survey and Aligned Assets.

The day was started off with a presentation by given by Richard Duffield of GeoPlace, the custodians of the National Address Gazetteer, who gave an overview of how local government data in the form of the NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer) was being blended with the addressing products of the Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail.

This was complemented by Darren Spice, Information Systems Manager at Guildford Borough Council, who explained the significant contribution made by local authorities in ensuring the on-going accuracy and integrity of the data.

Nick Turner from the Ordnance Survey spoke extensively about how the National Address Gazetteer was forming the basis of the AddressBase range of products and how these products could be used, which was expanded on by Mike Wallace of British Transport Police, who for several years have been leading the way in the use of corporate address systems.

Finishing the day was the managing director of Aligned Assets, Dinesh Thanigasalam, who gave a demonstration of software products that could be used to integrate the AddressBase products into any organisations’ systems and business processes.

“The day was very informative and it was useful to have speakers covering both those involved in the use and in the development of the National Address Gazetteer,” said Jennie Pitt, Control Project Support Manager at North Yorkshire FRS, who concluded by saying, “I now feel confident in the process moving forward.”

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Aligned Assets are an industry leader in gazetteer and address management solutions.  They supply software across the public sector including over 100 Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services and Police Forces.  They are the UK’s first reseller of the NLPG, providing superior address management across the private and public sectors.  In addition to software and data solutions they can offer a complete range of consultancy, training, bespoke development and project management.

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