The use of GIS with address-based information in planning

Gary Higgs, David Martin

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This paper highlights the increasing spatial resolution at which information relating to individuals and households may be georeferenced in the UK. The availability of locations of individual properties to sub-metre precision as a result of the creation of Ordnance Survey's ADDRESS-POINT™ product offers significant benefits to planners in the UK; two examples are presented for the City of Cardiff. Managing address-based data forms a crucial element of GIS strategies in local government and this work has drawn attention to the importance of the standards of address referencing which will be needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-483
Number of pages19
JournalTown Planning Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997


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