Addresses: moving in right direction with GeoPlace

Update July 2011; GeoPlace is now up and running .

GeoPlace™ – a government initiative for national addressing

New agreement set to create a single address database
LGA media release – 3 December 2010

FAQ (pdf)
GeoPlace™ Q&As [lga.gov.uk]

New national ‘address book’ to be free to emergency services [communities.gov.uk]

The Register
UK.gov: One address-location database to rule them all
Mighty GeoPlace to emblobbenate private & public data

Although this move does not free up the data, it removes some obstacles on
the way to achieving that, as well as being worth while for society in it’s
own right with data of Ordnance Survey’s Address Layer 2 coming together with
the local government’s National Land and Property Gazetteer .
Do I feel a ‘Free the UPRN’ effort in mould of the ‘Free the Postcode’ effort taking shape
as Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) become more used?

More links:
UK Location Council Welcomes Geoplace

GeoPlace Q&As [www.nlpg.org.uk]

Links to related information & past debate around the web:

Pitch for Utilities to use NLPG [aligned-assets.co.uk]

post-office-and-os-relax-copyright-and-licences-uk-address-and-coordinate-data [data.gov.uk]

national-land-and-property-gazetteer-nlpg [data.gov.uk]

unlocking-service: National Street Gazetteer [opsi.gov.uk]

unlocking-service: NLPG [opsi.gov.uk]

Is-the-campaign-won? What-do-you-think? [freeourdata.org.uk]

Street Naming & Numbering (local authorities web search)

OpenAddress.org

BBC: Postcode rebels picket Royal Mail’s headquarters

Lookup location by Postcode:

http://www.geopostcode.org.uk/
http://ukgeocode.maxmanders.co.uk/

Mapit also includes Lower Super Output Areas which the Indices of Multiple Deprivation are indexed against as well as census data.
http://mapit.mysociety.org/

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