On the right track: National Street Gazetteer update

The WDM® National Street Gazetteer digital mapping software has been updated to include the latest validations by GeoPlace, the experts in address and street information management.

The WDM® programme allows an authority to maintain its ESUs, streets and additional street data, using the latest data transfer format to create export files.

GeoPlace is owned jointly by the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey and was set up as a result of a government call for a standard index of addresses. It works closely with every local authority in England and Wales to build the National Street Gazetteer.

The WDM® digital mapping software enables range of shape editing tools; editing software to update the network; the ability to split ESUs (Elementary Street Units), enter co-ordinates and assign to a new family; and provides a validation check on save of records; on demand network shape files and document management.

The new validations, which were released in July, are included in version 7.22 of Feature Editor. They ensure the data submitted meets the right specifications, with specific focus on construction and special surfacing for conformity.

Other improvements of the National Street Gazetteer digital mapping software  include updated map permissions for viewing and editing, new visualisation when screen size is reduced using a scroll bar, plus updated search features and automatic closure of the actions menu when the user selects the document action.

Ian Cadwallader, Computer Support Manager at WDM®, says the GeoPlace checks ensure the National Street Gazetteer software meets authority expectations.

“We are continuously updating and improving every aspect of our software programmes to ensure our users get the tools they need to manage their networks. We listen carefully to what they tell us and do our best to meet all their requirements. Validations from independent organisations such as GeoPlace show we’re on the right track,” he said.

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