GeoPlace Announce Agenda for the 2012 Everything Happens Somewhere Conference

London, 12th September 2012 – GeoPlace, the centre of excellence for the management of spatial address information and streets data for Great Britain, is pleased to announce the agenda for the forthcoming ‘Everything Happpens Somewhere’ conference.

Being held in London on 25th October, the conference aims to support local government address and street information specialists, together with street naming and numbering officials.  All working in those professions are invited free of charge.

Primary to the day will be six sessions, repeated throughout the afternoon, all intended to offer valuable information to delegates.  Session One will advise on how to promote address and street data within a local authority, whilst Session Two will look at the reasons and benefits of linking VOA and PAF data to the AddressBase products.

Session Three, led by the National Land and Property Gazetteer Custodian, will highlight tips and topics that could be useful to local authority work and give information on how to use the current Data Entry Conventions documents to maintain excellent address data.  Session Four will be similarly focused on street data.

Session Five will look at local authority use of AddressBase and Session Six will focus on a discussion about including public rights of way within local street data.

The Everything Happens Somewhere conference will also see the presentation of the Exemplar Awards, which recognise the vital role address and street information professionals play in local service delivery.   Celebrating achievement, innovation, creativity, best practice and hard work, the main categories include:

• Best Example of Street Naming and Numbering Policy Implementation Award, sponsored by LGA
• Citizen Award, sponsored by UK Location
• Improvement and Efficiency Award, sponsored by the Local Government Association
• Integration Award, sponsored by Ordnance Survey
• Services Award, sponsored by Socitm
• Peer Award for English and Welsh authorities
• Scottish Address Gazetteer Custodian of the Year

Speaking of the conference, Richard Mason, Managing Director of GeoPlace said, “Now in its seventh year, the Everything Happens Somewhere conference has consistently provided the Country’s biggest forum for address and street information specialists.”

“In the tough economic climate, their work is even more vital in driving local authority efficiency and it is our aim to facilitate and aid this work through this years’ conference.”

For more information about the conference or to register as a delegate, please visit


GeoPlace contact: Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, +44(0)207 747 3500, E-mail: Email Contact,

Notes to editors:

GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey.  GeoPlace’s role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data for Great Britain.  Through agreement with Scotland’s Improvement Service Company, coverage has been extended to include Scotland’.

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