GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey. Its vision is to be the recognised centre of excellence for spatial address and street information management in Great Britain.

GeoPlace's role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer Database and the National Street Gazetteer Database for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data.

Services for Authority Street Custodians

Maintaining street change intelligence

GeoPlace manages the NSG hub and provides a range of services to Authority Street Custodians who are responsible for capturing and maintaining street change intelligence. This section contains dedicated resources for Authority Street Custodians.

The NSG and permit schemes, a guidance document


Permit schemes provide highway authorities with the means to better manage activities on their road network, to minimise inconvenience and prevent disruption to road users.

The NSG is an essential tool within permit schemes. The NSG carries all the information that a utility needs to know about in respect to the roads which are earmarked for works. Before implementing a permit scheme, each permit authority needs to ensure the quality and accuracy of their ASD. This is crucial as not only does it provide more control to the local highway authority to coordinate but also gives an early indication of any working practices that need to be followed.

Given the potential of such schemes, GeoPlace and JAG (UK) have produced this guidance document to help highway authorities to understand the requirements in preparing their authority's Local Street Gazetteer for implementation of a permit scheme.

Download the permit scheme guidance document here

Version 1 of the Permit Scheme document was published in September 2013. V2 published in January 2013. Changes relate to feedback from software suppliers and the release of an recent DfT Permit Scheme guidance note

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GeoPlace takes over rationalistion of Streetworks codes

Bringing together management of SWA & NSG codes
From 1 April 2011, GeoPlace has taken over responsibility for the administration, maintenance, allocation and hosting of the Streetworks Data Capture Code List. This is a database, formerly hosted by the Department for Transport (DfT) that holds codes and tables used in the Electronic Transfer of Notices (EToN) for organisations, known as statutory undertakers, which have a statutory duty under the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) to dig in the road.

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