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The Intra-governmental Group on Geographic Information (IGGI) updates industry on opportunities for further development.
London, 28 July 2003. The ‘GI for joined up government’ feature, supported by IGGI, will present examples of the use of Geographic Information (GI) by government, as well as update visitors on the opportunities for further development at this year’s GeoSolutions 2003. GeoSolutions, held in association with the AGI Conference, will be held 16-18 September 2003, at Earls Court, London UK.

This feature will primarily promote the way GI is helping government join up and improve the delivery of services to citizens. Topics that IGGI experts will be on hand to discuss will include:

Find out more on the ODPM Maps on Tap project. Maps on Tap aims to provide a government wide infrastructure to support the delivery of web based mapping. A pilot of the service will be demonstrated on the stand;

Defence Estates and English Nature in partnership, delivering a sustainable training estate;
Investigate your local environment provided by the Environment Agency;

Improving service delivery using Geographic Information by the British Geological Survey

Details of other key opportunities and support for the use of GI will also be promoted within this feature. Some of these issues that will be covered will include:

Information on the recently launched government procurement (S-CAT) category for Geographic Information data and services.

Taking advantage of the Pan Government Agreement for the supply of Ordnance Survey data to government.

Information on the best practice in the use of Geographic Information by government.

Jonathan Rhind, IGGI Secretary explained, “There is continual development within the area of GI for Joined up Government, with opportunities arising as this project builds momentum. It is imperative for the industry to understand the importance of these projects and the impact that they will have for the future. We look forward to speaking with visitors about these opportunities.”
For more information about GeoSolutions 2003 and to register for free entry into the event, please visit www.geosolutions-expo.com.

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Notes to Editor

GeoSolutions 2003

GeoSolutions 2003 will take place 16-18 September 2003 at Earls Court 1, London UK. GeoSolutions 2002 incorporating GIS 2002 and the AGI Conference featured over 100 exhibitors and had 3897 attendees (ABC Audited).

About the AGI

The AGI is a not-for-profit organisation representing users and vendors of GI (Geographic Information) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Its members include government departments and agencies, local authorities, system and data suppliers and users from a wide range of commercial sectors including retail, finance, insurance and utilities.

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