The National Address Gazetteer Database is a conclusive source of spatial address data. For Scotland, this is collated and managed by the Improvement Service on behalf of the Scotland Local Authorities. Each local authority compiled a local gazetteer of data based on common specifications and standard. It includes other gazetteers such as the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), National Street Gazetteer (NSG) and One Scotland Gazetteer (OSG).
Local Authorities in Scotland have obligations with regards to:
The information they collect provides insight into any changes to property or land.
It therefore provides an accurate, up to date database of land and property data/assets for all Scottish councils and other parts of the public sector. Ultimately, the National Gazetteer for Scotland is the Scottish parallel to NLPG – The National Land and Property Gazetteer.
By appending your address data with this data set, you can create a more accurate and up to date view of your Scotland-based customer’s address information. This helps with:
Explore in more detail how the National Address Gazetteer for Scotland and other data sets such as AddressBase and the PAF file can be appended to your address data to improve your mailing accuracy.