National Address Gazeteer
ODUG developing business case
This data request has been included in the work ODUG is undertaking on a National Address Dataset. For further information, please see http://data.gov.uk/blog/national-address-dataset-benefits
Data request description:
Address, grid-reference and unique refenece number for all buildings / addresses in UK.
There are financial charges for the data
This is as close to "infra-structure" as you can get in terms of open-data. Release this and just about everything - from a location data stand-point - get's easier, and when things get easier to do, more will be done.
Data suppliers can create accurate geo-location data for all address / building-related datasets. This will save us time and expense (currently we do this ourselves), but more importantly will allow more accurate analysis of the importance of "place" in store location decisions.