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|GeoPlace; the ‘unsung hero’ of effective service provision|
For nearly two decades we have helped local government create and maintain the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and Unique Street Reference. Number (USRN).
GeoPlace ensure that they are nationally unique, persistent & otherwise well-behaved. Each local authority in England, Scotland & Wales allocates a 12-digit number (known as the UPRN) to each new “addressable object” at the earliest possible stage of its lifecycle.
This has never been particularly headline-grabbing work and doesn’t help you make friends at parties, but it has been incredibly effective at improving services and decision making in Great Britain. The UPRN now underpins many important aspects of government including the real-time transfer of incidents between emergency services, understanding citizens and delivering better services. It’s a helpful way to link people to places. The trend is spreading across the private sector too.So, it is strange, although not surprising, to find that identifiers are becoming a little bit trendy – they even have their own festival (yep, really). Eddie Copeland, Director of Government Innovation at NESTA recently began a series of ‘ideas on a page’ with a mention of the UPRN.
|Minister hails next generation address system to support open data economy|