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Valuation Office: Geographic Information Systems

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1226W, on Valuation Office: ICT, whether the Valuation Office Agency’s Geographic Information System will assist with the utilisation of locality adjustment factors within the automated valuation model. (252161)

The Valuation Office Agency’s proposed geographic information system will be used to define and/or show on a map the localities to which dwellings are allocated for the purposes of automated valuation modelling. Adjustment factors are attributed to these localities in the modelling process.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, columns 1688-89W, on Valuation Office: Geographical Information Systems, how mapping data from Ordnance Survey will be integrated into the proposed Geographical Information System; and whether it will be used to assess the value significance of particular property attributes. (252408)

It is proposed that mapping data from Ordnance Survey will be loaded into the proprietary Geographic Information System (GIS) software. GIS will be one of a number of tools used by valuers to assist in assessing the impact of features that may affect the value of property.