Aligned Assets software help High Peak to fulfil CORE requirements

Released on: August 14, 2008, 8:44 am

Press Release Author: Carl Hancock, Aligned Assets

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Old Woking, Surrey 14 August 2008 - High Peak Borough Council
have become one of the first local authorities to successfully match their electoral
register to their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and achieve the
requirements of the Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors (CORE).

Press Release Body: A recently issued directive from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
required local authorities to convert their electoral registers to the BS7666
standard - the standard set for the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) by
1st December 2009. To help achieve this, High Peak used data matching software from
gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets.

Using Symphony iMatch, High Peak was able to avoid the expense of external data
matching services by achieving a 90% match rate using the automatic matching process
within iMatch. Automatic matching however is the simple part of the process and it
is the manual matching that inevitably proves to be most time-consuming.

Of the 41,000 properties in their electoral register, 4000 were returned as
mismatches that required manual matching. It is with the manual matching process
that the real strength of iMatch can be seen with its intuitive and user-friendly
interactive matching process. The 4000 records were successfully matched manually
in only ten days using iMatch through the cooperation of the LLPG custodian and a
member of the Electoral Services team.

From the 41,000 properties only 100 were left on the electoral register after
automatic and manual matching that bore no resemblance to the LLPG record. Because
of this, additional information was needed e.g. from Council tax records, before the
addresses could be linked to the relevant Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN).
By using iMatch therefore, 99.75% of the data was successfully matched with only
0.25% requiring further investigation.

"iMatch was designed to facilitate the data matching process and make it a process
that is both quick and easy," said Phil Gee, Commercial Director at Aligned Assets,
"With the introduction of CORE, and the requirement to perform this matching
process, we are seeing an ever increasing interest in what iMatch is capable of."

To find out more about how iMatch can help your authority fulfil the MoJ
requirements of electoral register BS7666 compliancy, contact Aligned Assets on
01483 717951 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

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Contact Details: Carl Hancock
0870 750 8750

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