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Central government and the NHS must now use UPRNs and USRNs to unlock the power of place

By GeoConnexion - 26th August 2020 - 14:20

From 1st July, Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRN) and Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRN), which are the unique numerical identifiers for UK property and street locations, will be the standard for central government and NHS organisations for referencing and sharing property and street information. These unique identifiers are now openly available and royalty free for use on Open Government Licence (OGL) terms. Mandating the use of UPRN and USRN location data in this way is set to revolutionise the way that organisations use and connect data across all service areas, within and between organisations. Each identifier is a golden thread that leads to greater accuracy, cost savings and increased productivity. All applications that use data sets containing properties and streets must use the correct identifiers and should be verified via a trusted source, such as GeoPlace.

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