The Bluelight Gazetteer is the complete AddressBase Premium address management solution for the emergency services and private sector. It is fully compliant to the AddressBase technical specifications and allows you to place accurate addressing at the heart of your organisation.
If you are looking to either:
- Import and use AddressBase data
- Create and maintain your own address data alongside existing AddressBase data
Then using the Bluelight Gazetteer for AddressBase Premium data management is the solution for you.Find out more
Bluelight Gazetteer allows you to store AddressBase data centrally within your organisation and is essential in keeping your address data permanently up to date.
The centralised data is held in a database (Oracle or SQL Server) and data access is controlled using both users and roles. The tightly maintained database structure allows you to make the most of the address data without being data experts.
Each property within the AddressBase data is assigned a UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number). The UPRN is a unique number up to 12 digits in length and is assigned to every unit of land and property recorded by local government as a statutory requirement. Every property in Great Britain has a UPRN and each number is never repeated.
Each street within the AddressBase data is assigned a USRN (Unique Street Reference Number). The USRN is a unique number up to 8 digits in length and is assigned to every street recorded by local government as a statutory requirement. Every street in Great Britain has a USRN and each number is never repeated.
There are many reasons why your organisation needs UPRNs & USRNs, but chief among them is the ability to uniquely identify properties and/or streets and therefore remove the possibility of error. There are many ways to spell an address or street, but only ever one UPRN or USRN.
The Bluelight Gazetteer contains a powerful search facility for easy access to the address data. From searching for an address, UPRN, USRN, Organisation Name or other attributes of a property, Bluelight Gazetteer has a range of methods for you to locate the data.
We have also provided the ability to search metadata as well as your own user defined abbreviations “West Ave” for instance will search for “West Avenue”.
AddressBase Premium shows the entire lifecycle of a property from creation to retirement. The Bluelight Gazetteer will show this information when a property is selected, enabling the user to see the status of the property along with its historical data.
The Bluelight Gazetteer features an embedded GIS along with a fast, customisable user interface. Your data is also visualised via the map pane with street and property types displayed with different icons and/or different colours.
The Bluelight Gazetteer is designed to receive AddressBase Premium Change Only Updates (COUs) direct from the data’s source (Ordnance Survey), which will keep for your organisation’s address data permanently up to date.
These updates can be exported via Bluelight iExchange in a DTF format (other address formats are available), to enable an easy import into your front and back office systems to maintain consistency across your organisation.