Utilising our extensive experience of working with more than 100 local authorities in the UK, we have adapted our suite of address creation and management products to benefit nations or regions that have a lack of structured, formal addressing.
Our National Street Naming and Numbering software will enable any country in the world to name and number their streets and properties using the internationally recognised conventions derived from the British Standard for addressing BS7666 and the World Bank’s recommendations on street naming and numbering. Based on a configurable set of modules, National Street Naming and Numbering has the capacity to enable mass-scale street naming and numbering in a fraction of the time and cost of conventional national addressing projects.
Once this central repository of electronic address data has been created, the National Street Naming and Numbering software will provide the framework and tools for the constant updating of streets and properties to accommodate on-going construction and development, as well as regular on-going address changes. Updates can be automated and shared ensuring staff and systems are accessing the most accurate address data.
Flexible and easy to use, our national street naming and numbering software will enable people and systems to access and share this data across their departments and organisations.
Core features of National Street Naming and Numbering (NSNN):
- Algorithms to name each street segment individually or to combine continuous street segments into one street.
- Configurable rules to determine when a street intersection should result in a new street or remain part of the original.
- Numbering of properties in relation to a street or in a block formation.
- The numbering of properties on a street can adopt either alternate sequential, metric or decametric numbering. A lot of countries are used to alternate sequential numbering such as used in the UK. However, this is less suitable for in-fill when constant development interrupts the orderly sequential numbering of properties. Metric numbering is a logical way of solving this problem but can be confusing to those who are not used to it. Decametric is a hybrid of the two. For more information, please see the World Bank conventions on street naming and numbering.
- The naming of streets can be configured to use relevant spatial areas such as community boundaries.
- Multi-lingual capability allowing a street name to be held in more than one language
- Capability of holding legacy and local street names alongside the official name – this is important for when local populations are slow to adopt the official names and addresses.
- Street names can be allocated using a numbering convention appropriate for a large number of streets without an official name.
- Provisional names can be made for the use of multiple street aliases. This means as well as allocating a system generated name, official or even unofficial street names can be allocated to the same street to increase the likelihood of citizen adoption.
- Full national search capability that can be used by people or systems.
- Ability to store the history of the address when property and street changes occur.
- Automatic update of addresses when spatial boundaries change
- Address matching capability. This can be used when trying to synchronise addresses stored in multiple systems.
- Ability to hold non-address information against a location, such as risk data.
- Can export and import address information to and from other database and GIS systems.
- Can integrate with industry standard GIS systems.
Once a well-maintained central repository of address data has been created by a local or central government, it can then be sub-let to emergency services, utilities, health providers and private companies, ensuring improved provision of services for its citizens.
Find out more about our full national addressing solutions for use outside the UK.