GeoPlace’s innovation recognised at AGI Awards

November 28, 2011 -- GeoPlace was highly commended by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) at its annual awards ceremony in London on 24 November 2011.

GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey.

GeoPlace was highly commended in the ‘Innovation and Best Practice in Local Public Services’ category.  The entry focussed on the successful implementation of the National Address Gazetteer Database to support the compilation and output of AddressBase products from Ordnance Survey.  The entry outlined the key objectives for GeoPlace of delivering fit for purpose services and establishing a synchronised data hub to support the delivery of definitive address data.  GeoPlace also needed to provide systems and services to support the receipt and integration of address and street change intelligence from data providers.

In accepting the award, Richard Mason, Managing Director of GeoPlace said “There has been a strong customer demand for a single definitive addressing solution.  The National Address Gazetteer Database forms a key part of the government infrastructure and also provides a boost to the private sector – including the GI industry. Delivery of the project has been in large part due to the expertise of the staff at GeoPlace to plan and manage the projects according to robust but flexible project management principles.  The nature and scale of the benefits will continue to become apparent for years to come.”

In presenting the award to GeoPlace, the AGI judges commented “The entry from GeoPlace not only met, but exceeded the judging criteria. This is a project that was delivered on time and on budget. It implemented innovative solutions to ensure legacy datasets were effectively matched whilst also meeting the demanding requirements of existing client data flows. This high level of recognition demonstrates how best practice is rewarded. Indeed, the sharing, collaboration and transforming of data from multiple agencies into the new product suite is a prime example of best practice and making the best use of public service information."

CONTACTS:

Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, GeoPlace, Email Contact

T +44 (0)20 7747 3500, www.geoplace.co.uk
 




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