What is the National Gazetteer for Scotland?

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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).

What does the National Gazetteer for Scotland do?

Local Authorities in Scotland have obligations with regards to:

  • Planning
  • Building control
  • Street naming and numbering

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.

How does the National Address Gazetteer for Scotland help with your data quality?

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:

  • More accurate mailings leading to less wastage and improved ROI of communications.
  • Less risk caused by sensitive information being sent to the wrong person.
  • Better relationships with your customers due to faster and more accurate communication.

What other datasets can you enhance your database with?

Data sets Guide

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.