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Council's Address Data Service Wins Gold Award

Andrew Gilligan, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s GIS technical officer, with the GeoPlace Award
Andrew Gilligan, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s GIS technical officer, with the GeoPlace Award
Published Wednesday, 29 July 2020

When it comes to quality address data, Ribble Valley Borough Council is streets ahead.

The council has received the Gold Award for Address Data in the national GeoPlace Awards.

Quality data underpins the work of public services, ensuring they are targeted, efficient and cost-effective.

And accurate address and street information play a key role in enabling people and organisations, such as the emergency services, to locate one another, which has been particularly important during the pandemic

John Heap, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s director of community services, said: “The GeoPlace Awards recognise organisations that consistently maintain the highest level of data quality.

“Good quality address and street data underpins many aspects of local government business – without it many of our services could not be delivered at all, let alone as efficiently as they are.

“Creating and maintaining large address datasets to an exceptional standard of accuracy requires specialist skills and expertise that are rare in small organisations such as ours.

“We are enormously proud to have been recognised for the quality of our work in this field and I would like to congratulate our data custodian and his colleagues for this achievement.”

The GeoPlace Awards highlight public organisations that are using address and street data to a high standard.  

GeoPlace was established following a Government call for a standard index of addresses and is now an international expert in address and street information management.


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