Croydon based Geographical Information Systems (GIS) company GGP Systems has launched a new system to help minimise traffic disruption caused by street works on Britains roads.
Designed for use by local highway authorities using the National Street Gazetteer (NSG), the system is the first of its type to incorporate Associated Street Data (ASD) which includes data such as traffic sensitivity, specific street engineering or reinstatement instructions.
Part of GGPs developments in gazetteer management software, NGz 2008 is designed to help Highways Authorities create, maintain and implement centralised street gazetteers in order to comply with government legislation introduced to tackle congestion and reduce disruption to road users. GGP NGz can also be used to integrate the street gazetteer with a Highways Authoritys back office systems, partner organisations and the National Street Gazetteer hub, improving operational efficiencies and customer service.
The NSG is a comprehensive list of over 1 million named and un-named streets, footpaths and thoroughfares. Conforming to the national data standard BS7666, it is the definitive source for anyone with an interest in streets and their usage and has over 300 organisations regularly using the data including utilities such as gas, water and electricity, telecomms, plus cable and communications companies.
GGP NGz allows for the creation of Level 1 data, streets described by their name, general classification and unique reference number, Level 2 data, as per Level one but with streets further classified into Elementary Street Units (ESUs) and Level 3 data, as per Levels 1 and 2 but with the addition of street geometry. GGP NGz also provides advance data editing functionality including editing of streets outside a Highways Authoritys boundary and tools for capturing data to existing map layers.