Aligned Assets

Aligned Assets Launch AddressBase Survey

Press release   •   Dec 09, 2011 11:41 GMT

Woking, Surrey 9th
December 2011 – Gazetteer and address management specialists Aligned Assets
have launched a survey to find out peoples’ views on the new AddressBase range
of addressing products.


Launched in September
2011, the AddressBase products have created much discussion in the gazetteer
and address management world, and the survey is an attempt to quantify that


With three different
products available, AddressBase, Address Plus and AddressBase Premium, central
to the survey is the question of which of the products people are planning on
using and whether the difference between them is fully understood.


In these tough
economic times, price is inevitably a factor and the survey will seek to find
out what people think about the levels the AddressBase products are being
pitched at.  As well as price, value will
also be looked at, with each of the products’ features being graded according
to importance.


The AddressBase
products have been created from the National Address Gazetteer, which is formed
through the blending of three existing datasets – local government’s NLPG
(National Land and Property Gazetteer), Ordnance Survey’s OS MasterMap® Address
Layer 2 and the Royal Mail's PAF (Postcode Address File).


The AddressBase
products will be free at the point of delivery to members of the Public Sector
Mapping Agreement (PSMA), which includes local and central government, the
emergency services and the NHS.


They will also be
available to the private sector as replacements for products such as the
Ordnance Survey’s ADDRESS-POINT and AddressLayer 2, both of which will be
gradually phased out over time.  Key
users of the AddressBase products will be the financial services sector,
utility companies and those involved in the use of Geographical Information
Systems (GIS).


Of the survey,
Managing Director of Aligned Assets, Dinesh Thanigasalam said, “We have
received so many enquiries about the AddressBase products both from the public
and the private sector.  As with anything
new and different there are many questions being asked, so this survey will
serve to bring all those opinions together.”


To take part in the
survey please visit

Aligned Assets are an
industry leader in gazetteer and address management solutions.  They supply software across the public and
private sectors including over 100 Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue
Services and Police Forces.  In addition
to software and data solutions, they offer a complete range of consultancy, training,
bespoke development and project management.