GeoPlace Provides INSPIRE Harmonised Transport Network Web Service

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New view and download web service available from GeoPlace meets INSPIRE Transport Network requirements.

Richard Mason, Managing Director of GeoPlace said, "This is one of the first services in the UK to release data for the INSPIRE Transport theme and we are pleased that in doing so we have fulfilled the obligations on behalf of local authorities."

Working on behalf of all local highways authorities under the Data Co-operation Agreement, GeoPlace has launched a web service to transform the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) to be compliant for the INSPIRE Transport Network theme.

The Transport Network theme includes road, rail, air and water transport networks together with related infrastructure and links between different networks. The NSG is a national compilation of individual English and Welsh local authority street datasets representing a range of street network and related information such as street name and location details, street geometry and a range of Additional Street Data and falls squarely under the view and download requirements of INSPIRE.

GeoPlace has provided a Web Map Service (WMS) for viewing and a Web Feature Service (WFS) for downloading data. A user makes a request to view or download data via a web mapping service or GIS application. An image of the street network is served up allowing an overlay within the user’s own data. Access to the service is via a secure login for registered NSG users only available at

The central provision by GeoPlace of view and download web services removes the need for individual local authorities to publish data separately, providing the sector with substantial savings.

This is one of the first services in the UK to release data for the Transport theme and GeoPlace plans to expand the service with more queries in the future.

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