Last week we exhibited at the annual Welfare to Work conference at the Business Design Centre in London. The event, in its fourth year, gave our government team a chance to showcase the new AddressBase range of products, which were launched at the beginning of October and made available to all public sector bodies via the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA).
The focus of the event was to educate delegates on the important role that accurate addressing information can play in tackling fraud. Every year in the UK, fraud costs public services an estimated £21 billion.
Our team were highlighting how delegates can combine their own department’s intelligence and third-party information with Ordnance Survey location data to become more effective in preventing, detecting, highlighting and acting on fraudulent claims.
Visitors to our stand were also set a location challenge to identify the addresses or buildings of eight well known landmarks featured. Can you identify the locations of the mapping clips? We’ll give you some clues if you struggle!
The new addressing dataset contains over 31 million address records linked by a unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) ensuring a significant improvement in the quality of address data across the public sector. The ability then to drill down to an individual address level in the data enables users to accurately locate the claimant, combine it with other public sector information and investigate the relationship between them.