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Council wins gold award for management of street information

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Dudley Council recently picked up a national gong for the quality of its street information.

The council won a gold performance award at the recent GeoPlace Conference for its management of street information. The award highlights Dudley as an example of best practice and acknowledges its consistent high standards for managing this information.

The gold award recognises how well local authorities maintain land, property, street and address information to connect services across the council and provide residents with information about services available to them in their home or business.

The council’s GIS team also won a data visualisation award for a piece of work they carried out which mapped the nearest pharmacy within walking distance to every household in Dudley borough. This recognised their success at conveying this information in a clear way, within one image.

They also picked up a highly commended certificate for their role in supporting the council’s digital transformation.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for procurement, transformation and commercialisation, said:

Congratulations to those involved on winning these awards. It’s fair to say their work often goes unnoticed but they contribute significantly to the success of service delivery across the council.”

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Notes to editors

  • GeoPlace LLP is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey
  • GeoPlace is a world class expert in address and street information management, working internationally as well as in the UK to help partners and customers maximise the value of their spatial information for better decision making
  • GeoPlace maintains a national infrastructure that supports the address and street information needs of the public and private sectors. Its work relies heavily on close working relationships with every local authority in England and Wales. This relationship has been developed over 15 years, to build the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and National Street Gazetteer.  Ordnance Survey develops the range of Address Base products from the National Address Gazetteer and OS MasterMap Highways Network from the NSG.  Both datasets underpin efficient and effective services, bringing direct service delivery benefits to users.

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