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1 Geographic Information Management Gareth Thomas Geographical Information Manager Tel:

2 Geographical Information Systems (GIS) They say a picture says a thousand words; well GIS systems does more than that! It's a great way to present potentially dry data that would normally be in tables or words in a way everyone will understand. The Councils GIS service is delivered by a small team which was set up in August It provides a comprehensive range of spatial and mapping services that cover all aspects of GIS, including map production, online mapping, data capture, GIS analysis, Spatial Data Management, GIS advice and Application development work. GIS is a key factor in bringing together Council service information via interactive mapping improving service delivery of customer services. We currently deliver services to public sector partners and the general public

3 Why do we use GIS Bing, Google Maps, Street view are now all familiar to many web users and Public at large Allows “to paint a picture” about a local area to understand better… Present data in a more interesting and understandable way than reports and spreadsheets Allows for organisations to share and join data together to give a better understanding, economies, efficiencies and savings Aids better communication about locational matters

4 Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) – for England and Wales Government’s agenda Technology advancements Importance of innovation Placed based budgeting Localism Reform more for less Transparency agendahttp://transparency.number10.gov.uk/

5 PSMA – enabling change – 1 st April 2011 The PSMA builds upon the best elements of previous public sector agreements, bringing them together. offers significant benefits to users, including: access to a vast digital resource opportunity to exchange and share data with other organisations engaged in the provision of public services All members will have access to the same data, Including Parish Council’s under the same terms making cross-organisational working a reality, helping to reduce costs and duplication of effort By doing this government departments, local authorities and councils can combine their different perspectives to help create new insights that leads to new ideas and opportunities.

6 So how does this help you? By signing up to the PSMA, you can access a vast array of Public Sector information held on Lichfield Council’s GIS systems

7 So what data is available? Access to datasets for example Ward and parish boundaries Addresses, commercial and residential Bin routes Crime data Ecology Education Highways, speed limits, adopted and unadopted roads, gritting routes…… Planning Historical Mapping, 1884, 1901, 1914, 1938, 1998, 1999 Aerial Photography 2010, 2009, 2008, 2000 Utilities, gas lines, major electricity cables, sub stations……..

8 LOCALVIEW

9 Planning – Public Access

10 How do I access ? I will make contact with your Parish Clerks Hand hold your progress through the signing of the PSMA (NO COST!) its all free! Give you access to geographical data either on a needs basis or self service.. You decide! Provide assistance and guidance on collecting your own data and how to share this

11 Finally! Relied on… By government, business, partners and individuals in society

12 Street Naming and Numbering Sarah Hall, LLPG Custodian, Geographical Information Management Team Tel:

13 Street Naming and Numbering in Lichfield District Did you know? Lichfield District Council is responsible for naming and numbering all new streets and properties. Street names must have a connection to the history or geography of the area and cannot be chosen simply because they sound attractive. Once the Council has allocated your property with a name or number, you are legally obliged to display it. If you change your house name, you must inform the Council.

14 Street Naming and Numbering Fees DescriptionCharges New Build or Redevelopment Separate single residential dwelling on existing street£ New Developments (Number and name new properties)£ New Developments (Number and name new properties)£155 per phase -£15 per plot 25+ New Developments (Number and name new properties)£310 per phase -£10 per plot Changes to development layout after notification£25.00 per plot affected Additional Charge for naming of a street £500 (includes advertising in the press for 2 consecutive weeks and is also a legislative requirement) Additional Charge for naming of Commercial buildings£77.25 Street Name plates if Council erects the sign (Operational Services)£412 Existing Properties and/or streets Adding or changing of house or building name£50.00 Rename of Street where requested by residents£310 plus £20 per property House or building renumbering (inc sub division into flats)£205 Conversion of single dwelling into multiple addresses£310 Research into Archives (where not part of statutory function)£155 Confirmation of postal addresses for solicitors or conveyancers and all consultees£25 per enquiry Photo stat copies of any legal documentation relating to street naming and numbering orders£25

15 What is the Local Land and Property Gazetteer? The Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) is a central database that provides the definitive identification of all land and property within the Lichfield District and holds the information in a national address standard called BS7666 which dictates exactly how the data is held. It contains accurate and up to date address details of all the properties in within Lichfield District. The LLPG is much more than a simple list of addresses; it contains information regarding land, buildings in multiple occupation or within complexes and other structures such as churches, telephone boxes, recycling points, telecommunications masts and electricity substations.

16 Why are we doing this? The Government decided they wanted a single national database as there have been three separate databases of addresses: Local Government’s National Land and Property Gazetteer and National Street Gazetteer (NLPG/NSG) Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF) Ordnance Survey’s OS MasterMap Address Layer 2 (Address Layer and ADDRESS-POINT) Issues relating to addressing are: completeness currency each created against different standards all based on different references

17 Benefits of a Single National Address Database Addresses can be interpreted in different ways, for example: LLPG: Redwing House, 3 Anglesey Close Royal Mail: Redwing House VOA: 3 Anglesey Close NDR (LDC): Redwing House, 3 Anglesey Close Resolves address anomolies for members of the public that have had re-occurring problems over many years. Stops any numbering duplication Underpins National Projects Accuracy is vital when mapping addresses. Provides address information to developers. Ensures that the street name plates are displayed correctly. Helps utility companies with connecting properties to their providers.

18 What are the Benefits of the LLPG? The LLPG is the master address database for the council and eliminates the duplication of effort across the various departments and helps to improve service delivery. The National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) enables all the data to be brought together in a consistent format that links national bodies, such as the Police and Fire and Rescue services, and local authorities together to enable the rapid exchange of property information. We can all talk about the same property and understand!!!!! This sharing of information will make it easier to maintain very up to date property information on both a local and national level.

19 Looking to the Future! Inform the Geographical Information Management Team of any changes to addresses within the Lichfield District on or Closer working together within the community Communication through newsletters or publications Deliver a better service through better communication of informing the GIM Team of the following: Change of house or building name Conversion (Split or merge of properties) New Build House or building renumbering Street Name Plates


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