National Address Gazetteer Consultancy Available From Aligned Assets

Aligned Assets offer a consultancy service that will enable public and private sector organisations to reap the benefits of the National Address Gazetteer

Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce that they are able to offer consultancy to both the public and private sector on the impact the National Address Gazetteer will have on their organisations.

Considered the most significant development in UK addressing for decades, the National Address Gazetteer will see all organisations given the chance for the first time to use address data from a single, definitive source.

This offers a huge opportunity for greater collaboration, shared services and interoperability, which in turn can create the chance to improve public services and significantly reduce costs.

Currently there is a division in the gazetteer world that sees central government, the ambulance service and the private sector using addressing products from the Ordnance Survey, with local government, the fire & rescue service and the police force having access to the NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer).

This is due to change from April 2011 with the creation of the National Address Gazetteer, which will see the blending of the Ordnance Survey's addressing products with the NLPG to create this single source. It will also be under one single agreement, the PSMA (Public Sector Mapping Agreement) that this data will be made available to the whole of the public sector.

Aligned Assets' managing director Dinesh Thanigasalam, who will be personally overseeing the consultancy work, spoke of the announcement. "As the only UK company to specialise solely in gazetteer management, we work very closely with both the organisations that create gazetteer data, right the way through to those that use it in mission critical systems."

"All organisations, both in the public and the private sector, need to be aware of the changes that are going to be occurring over the next months and years, but importantly need to understand how these changes can be converted into huge benefits."

"Our experienced consultants have many years of gazetteer management experience and bring a unique understanding of not only the implications of the National Address Gazetteer, but also about business process, and how the two need to fit together."

"In essence, our consultants can show what organisations need to know and how to implement the changes."

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Aligned Assets are an industry leader in gazetteer and address management solutions. They supply software to over 100 Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services, Police Forces and National Parks. They are the UK's first reseller of the NLPG, providing superior address management across the commercial and public sectors. In addition to software and data solutions they can offer a complete range of consultancy, training, bespoke development and project management.