Woking, Surrey United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 09, 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 debate.
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 www.aligned-assets.co.uk/addressbasesurvey