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Rebranding of NLPG and terms for continuation of addressing data supply

Notification of withdrawal of the National Land and Property Gazetteer brand and continuation of the DTF 7.3 format data supply beyond 1 April 2014.

Please note: the information below was sent to all principle contacts as an email on 13 March 2014.


The National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) was initiated in 1999 to become the master address dataset for England and Wales. It is the central hub for the 348 Participating Authorities who are creating local authorities of Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs), which are also known as Authority Addressing Datasets.

Since the launch of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) in April 2011, it has been a key milestone to have a single, definitive national addressing database across Great Britain, through a joint venture partnership called GeoPlace. The Government’s vision of a single, definitive address data set that includes the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) remains a key priority and is being delivered through the use of the AddressBase® products.

GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey, who are responsible for compiling and maintaining the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and the National Street Gazetteer (NSG). Ordnance Survey develops the range of AddressBase products from the National Address Gazetteer.

This notification is for your organisation’s consideration

1. Rebranding of the NLPG service from 1 April 2014

Following the recent announcement of the withdrawal of PSMA legacy addressing products, NLPG will be rebranded and known as ‘AddressBase Incremental Change Supply (ABICS)’ beyond 31 October 2014, supporting the Government vision of having one single definitive national addressing database for the public sector.

2. Continuation of the supply of addressing data via AddressBase Incremental Change Supply (ABICS) beyond 31 October 2014

Following PSMA member and GeoPlace consultation it has been agreed that current recipients of the NLPG service will continue to be supplied by GeoPlace with the area they are currently receiving until a suitable replacement data supply format becomes available.

From 1 April 2014, GeoPlace will supply ABICS addressing data to both Participating Authorities’ and non-DCA Authorities in England and Wales on a continual basis, enabling daily, weekly and monthly updates to be available to these categories of users with the following terms:

1. Any Participating Authority who currently takes daily, weekly or monthly supply of DTF 7.3 format as of 29 January 2014 will continue to do so using ABICS addressing data beyond 31 October 2014.

2. All non-DCA Authorities who take daily, weekly or monthly supply of DTF 7.3 format as of 29 January 2014 will continue to do so using ABICS addressing data beyond 31 October 2014.

3. No existing or new users of the daily, weekly or monthly supply of DTF 7.3 format data will be able to take a different frequency of supply of data as of 29 January 2014.

4. No existing or new users of the daily, weekly or monthly supply of DTF 7.3 format data will be able to take a different supply of expanded area or out-of-area data as of 29 January 2014.

5. When an equivalent data supply is available from Ordnance Survey, all ABICS addressing data users will, after a suitable notice period, be required to switch to that new supply of data.

3. ADDRESS-POINT® licence transfer to AddressBase Premium licence for online supply of AddressBase Incremental Change Supply (ABICS) use within the Public Sector Mapping Agreement

To help facilitate this migration, Ordnance Survey would like to automatically transfer your ADDRESS-POINT licence to an AddressBase Premium licence to ensure you have the right licence for the Ordnance Survey intellectual property in ABICS data by 31 October 2014.

If your organisation still requires a supply of ADDRESS-POINT for use within your business applications then please confirm your requirement by emailing the Public Sector Contracts Management Team on or before 28 March 2014.

If Ordnance Survey does not receive a request from you to continue with your ADDRESS-POINT licence by 28 March 2014 the licence exchange will be applied automatically. In addition, we will also cancel your ADDRESS-POINT product contract and you will stop receiving updates.

Please note that, irrespective of your decision, the option to place new orders of ADDRESS-POINT and the other legacy addressing products (OS MasterMap Address Layer, OS MasterMap Address Layer 2 and NLPG) will be removed from the PSMA online ordering system as of (date to be confirmed ~ see comms target 1).


Please take time to consider this notification and discuss with the Authority Address Custodian within your local authority, as they will received the same message from GeoPlace.

This notification has some key dates for your organisation to consider, if you have any questions about this announcement, please discuss with your Relationship Manager in the first instance, or contact the PSMA Helpdesk for further assistance.

See the original news article about the withdrawal of legacy PSMA addressing products from the PSMA.

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