The AddressBase range of products, the definitive source of spatial address and property information for England and Wales, are available from today (Friday 30 September).
The new datasets are expected to provide efficiency gains, improve service delivery and encourage partnership working amongst private, public- and third-sector organisations. Accurate addressing data is vital in areas as diverse as transport planning and 999 emergency responses, to fraud detection and mail delivery.
AddressBase is produced by GeoPlace, a joint venture between Ordnance Survey and the Local Government Group. The new range of addressing products, recently showcased at the AGI conference 2011, are available to the public and private sectors through Ordnance Survey – to the public sector under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and through commercial licences to other sectors.
AddressBase, AddressBase Plus and AddressBase Premium are available from 12 noon on Friday 30 September in both CSV and GML format. All three products are maintained from local authority provided data, which is brought together with Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail data by GeoPlace. It combines the best parts of local government’s National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), Ordnance Survey’s OS MasterMap Address Layer 2 products and the Royal Mail Postcode Address File (PAF).