Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets has been chosen as the UK’s first reseller of National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) data from Intelligent Addressing, the national custodian of NLPG data.
User-friendly licensing terms for the NLPG have removed the restrictive costs associated with other datasets and opened up accurate addressing to smaller organisations that might only require data for their specific area. The NLPG data available from Aligned Assets ranges from small subsets covering local authority areas, up to regional subsets, right through to data for the whole of England and Wales.
Unlike other address datasets, the NLPG is continually updated by every local authority in England and Wales which means that every new property built, every change of use and every demolition is filtered through the local authorities and onto end-users.
Phil Gee, founder, Aligned Assets, said, “A core aspect of our business is address management within local government, the creators of the NLPG. This places us in the unique position of working directly with, and influencing those responsible for the accuracy of the NLPG.”
Trafford Housing Trust, with 9300 properties in Greater Manchester, is one of the first users of the new licence. Bob Dodds, business support manager, Trafford Housing Trust, said, “The NLPG will initially provide us with a sanity check on our current property data records. It will then be used to underpin our new CRM system.”
Nick Turner, business development manager, Intelligent Addressing, said, “Making the NLPG available in smaller ‘slices’ has an immediate impact on cost and makes it affordable for many commercial users. Using the NLPG also makes it possible to share data and intelligence with other users of the NLPG including local authorities and emergency services. Additionally contractors working for licensees can also use the data for official business – this is particularly useful, for example, in the case of housing associations using external contractors to carry out maintenance and repairs on their properties.”