Software Aids in Electoral Register Compliancy

Released on: July 9, 2008, 7:10 am

Press Release Author: Carl Hancock

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are helping to achieve
the realisation of electoral modernisation through the provision of software that
allows the matching of electoral registers to the National Land and Property
Gazetteer (NLPG).

Press Release Body: Reacting to a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) directive stating that
all electoral registers must be formatted to UK address standard BS7666, Aligned
Assets have issued the latest version of their Symphony iMatch software to
facilitate this formatting.

The directive states that by 1st December 2009 Electoral Registration Officers in
all local authorities must convert their address data to BS7666 standards and ensure
the inclusion of a Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) against each address.

Symphony iMatch allows for automatic matching of the electoral register against the
authorities' Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG), which enables the process to
be left without input whilst the vast majority of the matching is done. Once this
process is completed an interactive mode can be activated for the manual matching of
the remaining data.

Speaking of the MoJ directive, Commercial Director at Aligned Assets, Phil Gee
explained, "We see this as the first movement toward the compulsory standardisation
of all local authority address data. Rather than engaging expensive data matching
companies, iMatch offers a solution that can be used time and time again for only
one fee. It will allow for all local authority address data to be brought in line
with the BS7666 standard quickly and easily."

Alongside its powerful address matching capability, iMatch also facilitates the
geocoding of address data and incorporates a user-friendly search engine for
locating addresses within the LLPG.

For more information call Aligned Assets on 0870 750 8750 or visit


*Aligned Assets are an industry leader in gazetteer solutions software. They supply
over 80 Local Authorities as well as the British Transport Police and Transport for
London. In addition to providing GIS and address management software they can offer
a complete range of consultancy, training and project management.

Carl Hancock, Aligned Assets
0870 750 8750

Web Site:

Contact Details: (t) 0870 750 8750
(f) 0870 750 9750

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