Aligned Assets Release the UK’s First NAG-Compatible Gazetteer Management System

Emergency services from across the UK can now benefit from the first gazetteer management system to be compatible with the National Address Gazetteer.

Woking, United Kingdom, May 13, 2011 --( Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets can today confirm the development of a prototype of the UK’s first gazetteer management system to be fully compatible with the recently released alpha version of the National Address Gazetteer.

Officially launched at the Emergency Services Gazetteer Best Practice Day in Sheffield, the Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer will enable Fire & Rescue Services, Police Forces and Ambulance Services to fully exploit this definitive, national database of addresses.

With this development, upon the formal release of the National Address Gazetteer BS7666 database, the Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer with be capable of managing all 30 million records in the National Address Gazetteer and will provide a wealth of functionality to give real power to the data.

All the data can be accessed corporately either via web services or through the automated export into other systems, whilst the data itself can be expanded with additional information such as security classifications and access points.

The emergency services will also have the option to complement the National Address Gazetteer with their own records, which can also be accessed and utilised by other systems. Full management of the candidate process will also be made available so that the emergency services can influence the development of the National Address Gazetteer.

Dinesh Thanigasalam, managing director of Aligned Assets said, “High quality addressing is essential in the emergency services and it is the combination of the National Address Gazetteer with the Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer that will provide this quality.”

“We understand that mobilisation is essential to the emergency services, but also that it’s not just about response. The Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer is designed to sit at the heart of an organisation, feeding both front line and back office systems with the most accurate and up to date address data available. Through this, the emergency services can begin to recognise greater efficiencies, cost savings and a reduction in error.”

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About Aligned Assets
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.

About GeoPlace
GeoPlace is a Limited Liability Partnership jointly owned by the Local Government Group and Ordnance Survey. It brings together local government's address and streets gazetteers; the NLPG and the NSG, with all of Ordnance Survey's addressing products to create a 'national address gazetteer database' for England and Wales, providing one definitive source of accurate publicly-owned spatial address data.

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