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Super Unitary Selects Aligned Assets For Gazetteer Management

Press Release   •   Feb 21, 2011 12:52 GMT

Woking, Surrey 21st February 2010 – Cheshire East Council, one of the nine ‘Super Unitaries’ created in 2009, are set to develop an award winning land and property gazetteer using software from Aligned Assets.


After a long assessment period, they selected the gazetteer management system from Aligned Assets, called Symphony iManage, to manage their new central Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG). 


This unified database of addresses was formed from the LLPGs previously held by Congleton Borough Council, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council and Macclesfield Borough Council, and will drive efficiencies across the authority.


They now submit their LLPG regularly to the national hub for inclusion in the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), which is a national initiative that provides a definitive dataset for use in the emergency services.  It is the NLPG that will form a key component of the new National Address Gazetteer.


“The iManage gazetteer was the perfect choice since it went along with everything the Unitary was established to achieve,” explained Mike Garrity, Spatial Data Manager at Cheshire East Council.  “It helped us to centralise the previously separate datasets, it is efficient, user-friendly and cost effective, and ultimately, it helps to improve frontline services.”


“We went through a thorough review process and concluded that Symphony iManage was the best option in terms of standards and interoperability, ease of use, support and implementation, and of course LLPG management.  Aligned Assets also supply a wide range of additional modules that will allow us to expand the use of the gazetteer in future.”


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Aligned Assets are an industry leader in gazetteer and address management solutions.  They supply software to over 100 Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services, Police Forces and National Parks.  They are the UK’s first reseller of the NLPG, providing superior address management across the commercial and public sectors.  In addition to software and data solutions they can offer a complete range of consultancy, training, bespoke development and project management.