February 16, 2011 -- Intelligent Addressing (IA) has appointed Neil Silley as the new custodian of the NLPG (National Land and property Gazetteer). The custodian is responsible for the coordination of inputs from local authorities across England and Wales to ensure the quality and accuracy of this key national database.
For Neil, who has been with IA since 2005, this is a logical progression. For the last three years he has been managing the team that provides day-to-day support to the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) custodians in local authorities across England and Wales. IA receives ‘Change Only Updates’ on a daily basis and is responsible for their validation and then inclusion in the NLPG.
Neil is a key member of the technical working group responsible for revising the NLPG Data Entry Conventions and documentation, and has been heavily involved in the processes that have bought about significant data quality improvements in the NLPG.
Simon Barlow, the NLPG Custodian for the last 10 years, retains overall responsibility for the gazetteer services teams and continues to work on the INSPIRE Directive’s implementation of address related datasets as the representative of UK Local Government.