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BS 7666 Spatial datasets for geographical referencing was created and is maintained by the AGI Standards Committee. The Standard has been in use for more than 20 years, and forms the basis for various national data initiatives such as the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) and the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG).

BS 7666 has been through several iterations, and the current edition (2006) comprises four parts:

  • Part 0: General model for gazetteers and spatial referencing;
  • Part 1: Specification for a street gazetteer;
  • Part 2: Specification for a land and property gazetteer;
  • Part 5: Specification for a delivery point gazetteer.

Like all Standards, it is subject to periodic review and possible revision. Views on all parts of the Standard are now sought, from both users and implementers.

For further details of the review can be found on the Standards Committee web page [ ]

Any comments should be on the comment form provided, and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th June 2016.

The comments will then be collated and reviewed by IST/36. If this results in any proposals for revised parts of the Standard, then these will be made available for public comment later in the year.


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