What is the National Address Gazetteer for Scotland?
The National Address Gazetteer Database is a conclusive source of spatial address data. For Scotland this has 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.
What does the National Address Gazetteer for Scotland do?
Local Authorities have obligations with regards to planning, building control and street naming and numbering in Scotland. 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.