The Nordic Address Group held its yearly Meeting in Helsinki on 13 - 14 May 2008
Photo: Lea Pohjansaro / Population Register Centre
The Nordic Address Group held its yearly meeting in Helsinki on 13 - 14 May 2008. Hosted by the Finnish Population Register Centre, this was the 8th
meeting of the Group and attended by participants from all the Nordic countries.
The meeting started traditionally with land reports from each participating nation. The main topic of the first day was dwelling addresses. Since the 1970s, Finland and Denmark have had in place an address system down to the level of dwelling, meaning that all apartments and other dwellings have a unique address. Population registration of permanent place of residence in both of these countries takes place at the level of dwelling. Norway introduced this model in use in 1999 while in Sweden, an Act to the same effect was adopted by Parliament last year. An address system at level of dwelling will be in place there in 2010.
Mr Pekka Nurhonen from the Internal Security ICT Agency of the Ministry of the Interior of Finland held a presentation on the use by the police of addresses from different address systems in Finland.
The second day started with a special morning session with members from the ePSIgroup of Finland. Mr Morten Lind from Denmark held the main presentation under the headline "Address register; data services and grounds for payment in Nordic countries", which was followed by comment presentations from other countries.
The afternoon comprised a round of individual presentations.
The next meeting will be held in Iceland.
The programme, list of participants and all presentations given appear below; some are only available in the original language.
JHS 109 Recommendation, Finland
Funding and Price Policy
Internal Security Address Usage, Finland
Cooperation with Posti, Finland
Samarbete med Posten, Finland
Common Address Repository from the Perspective of the Land Registry, Iceland
Norway Digital - Building a Sustainable National Spatial Infrastructure
Usage of Addresses, Sweden