Authority wide access to the LLPG is given a boost
Released on: September 23, 2008, 2:29 am
Press Release Author: Carl Hancock
Press Release Summary: Now that each local authority in England and Wales has completed the lengthy process of creating their Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs), more than ever they are now looking at ways to further the access to that data.
Press Release Body: A simple way to facilitate this access is a web-based solution from gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets who have recently announced the latest release of their Symphony iSearchWeb product that creates an easy, yet highly efficient way of allowing authority-wide access to the LLPG.
Through the use of iSearchWeb, all departments can have access to the LLPG data via a web browser, with the ability to look up and copy addresses into any application. There are a variety of search options in addition to the standard address searches such as searching by Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN), Unique Street Reference Number (USRN) and by Cross References e.g. council tax cross reference.
Because LLPGs are updated with the cross references of many different departments, those departments can use iSearchWeb to locate an address and then access the department specific information about that property using that cross reference. Anyone wanting generic information about a property could therefore have access to a wealth of information about a property via these linked cross references.
As well as allowing inter-department access to the LLPG, iSearchWeb can additionally be integrated into any authority web service that can therefore allow public access to the address data. Having this information accessible to the public will greatly increase public service delivery as any online system with an address component will be given a significant boost.
Built into iSearchWeb is a feedback option that moves the use beyond the ability to search and retrieve data. If a user detects an error in any of the data there is an option to directly email the LLPG custodian with this information, who in turn can then make the necessary changes. What this effectively means is that via iSearchWeb, a local authority gains a personal validation service through its users. Speaking about iSearchWeb, Commercial Director of Aligned Assets Phil Gee said, “The ability to quickly find and use the address information in an LLPG is what gives it true power. The fact that this information is accessible to all council employees and even to the public via iSearchWeb is moving the LLPG to another level.”
NOTES FOR EDITOR *Aligned Assets are an industry leader in gazetteer software solutions. 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.
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