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Data Co-operation Agreement


The Data Co-operation Agreement issued by GeoPlace™ LLP to all District, County and Unitary councils in England and Wales, provides for a legally binding agreement between the parties to support the creation and maintenance of GeoPlace Databases (particularly related to address and street information for England and Wales and address information for Scotland through separate agreements).

With an Effective Date of 1st April 2012, it replaces similar arrangements between all councils and the Local Government Information House (LGIH - a subsidiary of the LGA) which have been in place since 2005 (the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA)) expired on the 31st March 2012.

The Agreement underpins a recognition by government of the substantial social and economic benefits that core reference geography brings and forms part of the framework put in place by Government to enable access by the whole of the public sector to definitive spatial information through the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA). The Agreement also recognises the role of councils in the creation and source of particular spatial information.

Resources for Authority Street Custodians


Authority Street Custodians have access to a number of technical resources associated with compiling Authority Streets Datasets. These are available on the NSG website at:

Data Entry Conventions and Best Practice for the National Street Gazetteer; DEC-NSG, Version 3.6, March 2014

Data Transfer Format 7.1 for the National Street Gazetteer; DTF 7.1, Version 1.5, December 2008

Street Works Register - Data Capture Codes

DTF 7.1 Compliance Check Specification, Version 2.2, October 2012

Terms and Conditions for Access to NSG Data

The use of the NSG and Ordnance Survey Data

Data Co-operation Agreement; Service Number 201A:
Authority Street Updates full submission and compliance testing

Additional resources for Authority Street Custodians can be seen here at the NSG website.

Resources for Authority Address Custodians


Authority Address Custodians have access to a number of technical resources associated with compiling Authority Addressing Datasets. These are available on the NLPG website at:

Data Entry Conventions and Best Practice for the National Land and Property Gazetteer; DEC-NLPG Version 3.2 December 2011

Data Transfer Format 7.3 for the National Land and Property Gazetteer; DTF 7.3 Version 3.1, February 2012

Data Co-operation Agreement; Service Number 102: LLPG full res-synchronisation to the NLPG

Use and publication of address data by DCA participating authorities

Additional resources for Authority Address Custodians can be seen here on the NLPG website.

Generic resources for Authority Address and Authority Street Custodians


Data Co-operation Agreement (redacted)

DCA Terms of Reference: Authority Contacts Executive

DCA Terms of Reference: Regional Chairs Group(s) and Regional Authority Contacts Meeting(s

DCA Chairs Group election process

Data Co-operation Agreement; Service Number 401:
Guidance and support documentation available on the NLPG website and the NSG website

Data Co-operation Agreement; Service Number 402:
Newsletter

Data Co-operation Agreement letter from Richard Mason, GeoPlace Managing Director