Currently, 8% of all land in England is constituted as National Park, raising to 20% in Wales and despite their rural nature, a large number of properties fall within the boundaries of the National Parks. This rural nature makes accurate addressing absolutely essential and their use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) necessitates precise and up to date geographical coordinates.
The AddressBase products provides both the addressing and geography that make the work of the National Parks highly efficient, from tourism through to planning applications.
The ability to manage and process address data lies at the very heart of our solutions for the National Parks. We enable them to centralise their AddressBase data and easily process the updates that they will receive from the National Hub.
Though our gazetteer management solution they will also gain the ability to create and manage Local Records that could be specific to their work, but not necessarily held in AddressBase e.g. car parks and picnic spot. In addition to this, our solutions now offer the ability to add non-BS7666 data to each record through the use of user defined fields. This could be anything from flood designations through to a free form notes field.
Searching your data
Good management of data will mean very little without a good method through which that data can be accessed. We can offer solutions that allow the fast and simple retrieval of your gazetteer data either via a web browser or as web services. Virtually all departments within a National Park require accurate address data and our SinglePoint search solution enables them all to have access. This increases efficiency, saves time and importantly, saves money.
Out of area data
Although much of the work done by National Parks will require only addresses that fall within their administrative boundaries, a sizable portion will require 'out of area' data. National Parks are able to receive and fully utilise all 32 millions records from the AddressBase products and our solutions will give quick and easy access to that data - our SinglePoint solution can in fact search the entire database and return your results in sub-second time.
This will have particular applications in tourism where the vast majority of visitors to the National Parks will come from out of area. Requests for information through to address verification can all be facilitated via the use of our solutions.