[OSGeo-UK] of interest to UK academics/researchers -Consultation on access to address register data for social science research

James Reid james.reid at ed.ac.uk
Tue Jul 24 04:23:34 PDT 2012

      Consultation on access to address register data for social science


There have recently been substantial changes to the creation and 
management of address data in the UK with the amalgamation of the 
National Land and Property Gazetteer and Ordnance Survey Mastermap 
Address Layer 2 into a National Address Gazetteer managed by GeoPlace.

GeoPlace is a public sector partnership between the Local Government 
Association and Ordnance Survey. The project brought together address 
data from local government and Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey. The 
Ordnance Survey data includes high resolution grid references for each 
address which permit mapping and detailed spatial analysis.

The establishment of the National Address Gazetteer marks an extremely 
important development in the UK data infrastructure. However, it also 
presents new challenges for the academic research community in terms of 
access to national address products.

It is therefore important for ESRC to assess the implications of these 
changes in address data arrangements, due to the potential costs and 
impacts for the social science research community.

You are invited to complete our online survey, to assist us in further 
developing our data infrastructure strategy. Closing date for the 
consultation is *3 August 2012.*

James S Reid

Geoservices, EDINA

University of Edinburgh

*t:+44 (0)131 651 1383*

*m:0759 5116988 *

*"Any major dude will tell you "*

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