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Reducing costs and improving efficiencies through accurate address data

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 22-Jul-2019 10:33:12

The application of accurate address data to business systems and processes has the power to reduce operational costs and improve service delivery, resulting in reduced risk, and increased ROI, customer value and business confidence. In this blog, we explore the benefits of accurate address data and how you can achieve them.

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Topics: Data, Address Data, Geocoding, Data Quality, Address Validation, Business Intelligence, Business Insights

Seven Key Features to Look for in an Address Validation and Geocoding Tool.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 12-Apr-2019 10:47:00

Quality data is vital to the success of any organisation that utilises it in their everyday business practices and initiatives. The value to be gained from having accurate and consistent data is significant; and the easiest, most beneficial way to make sure that your business is receiving the best data possible is by using address validation and geocoding.

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Topics: Data, Address Data, Geocoding, IQ Office, Data Quality, Address Validation

How Address Validation and Geocoding at Point of Capture Can Resolve Your Organisation's Data Quality Issues.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 01-Feb-2019 10:49:00

The benefits of having access to quality data are massive for organisations, particularly those whose day-to-day success depends on it. Data that’s clean, consistent, accurate, and detailed allows organisations to:

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Topics: Data, Address Data, Geocoding, Data Quality, Address Validation

Introducing New Zealand's first nationally-standardised Emergency Management Basemap.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 05-Apr-2018 14:14:29

As a part of the NZGIS4EM community, lately my attention has been on how our organisation can make a difference to emergency managers and services in New Zealand by utilising geospatial data.

It soon became clear to me that the data these teams and organisations needed was something that we already had and have been supplying to our customers for many years.

So, we did some research on what datasets were of the highest priority to emergency managers and teams throughout NZ and, using one of the NationalMap basemaps, created the EM Basemap.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, Spatial, NationalMap, Data, Location Intelligence, GIS, Incident Management, Emergency Management

The Four Biggest Benefits of Improving Your Organisation's Address Data Quality.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 03-Jul-2017 09:38:59

Bad address data: ever the invisible dilemma for many organisations. Why? It's something that is essentially intangible but, at the same time, something that can wreak havoc on a company's time, revenue, and reputation. It's one heck of a hidden cost - in every sense of the word.

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Topics: Data, Address Data, Data Quality

Here's What's New in the Latest NationalMap Release.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 27-Apr-2017 09:00:00

The latest six monthly release of NationalMap™ is being rolled out as we speak and, while it boasts a number of reviews and updates to contextual and POI data; motorway junctions; and retail and shopping areas, the biggest and most notable additions are evident in the roads.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, NationalMap, Data, Location Intelligence, GIS

8 New Features and Changes in the Latest NationalMap Release.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 25-Oct-2016 07:00:00

The latest release of NationalMap has now been rolled out and, as always, we're confident in saying that it's a good one!

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Topics: Critchlow, NationalMap, Data, Aerial imagery

We're giving New Zealand roads a (digital) makeover.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 09-Aug-2016 08:53:43

Here at Critchlow, we’re always hard at work. One thing that we’ve been working particularly hard on lately in the geospatial data and solutions side of our business is route optimisation. More specifically, we’re reviewing and improving the alignment of New Zealand roads. Every single one.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, Data, Location Intelligence, GIS, Routing, Transport

5 Key NationalMap Updates That Add Even More Detail and Value.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 21-Apr-2016 12:13:43

The most recent release of NationalMap is currently being rolled out and we can confidently say that it’s a good one. Over the past six months, our data team have worked tirelessly to push out a number of changes and improvements that continue to make NationalMap a comprehensive, detailed, and invaluable solution for all your mapping and location-based needs.

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Topics: Critchlow, NationalMap, Data, Aerial imagery

What value does the private sector add to road centreline GIS data in New Zealand?

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 05-Oct-2015 14:35:47

New Zealand Local and Central Government agencies are doing a great job at providing free public access to the data they collect and create. For example, The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Data Service (LDS) https://data.linz.govt.nz/ has over 1800 datasets available for free download in various geospatial formats. Yet mapping companies are still producing datasets and selling them for money. Are these companies just duplicating the efforts of these agencies or, worse still are they just freeloading and re-packaging freely available government data for profit without adding any value?

This blog explores what value private sector mapping companies add to public data and why they do it. Specifically I would like to explore road centrelines and answer the question: “Why would I want to pay for road centrelines when I can download them free from the LDS?”

 

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Topics: Data, GIS

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