The Value of Geospatial Information to Local Public Service Delivery in Britain

Summary: ACIL Tasman and ConsultingWhere produced a report on behalf the Local Government Association (LGA), and it highlights the economic impact geospatial information technology has and will have on the economies of England and Wales. The report’s executive summary is reprinted here by permission of the authors and the LGA. Among the conclusions: “Based on case studies in key application areas and applying a conservative valuation methodology, this study estimates that GDP was £320m higher in 2008‐9 in England and Wales than would have been the case without adoption of geospatial information by local public services providers. “

For executive summary, click here.

Ed. note: This executive summary is reprinted with permission from ACIL Tasmin andConsultingWhere and the Local Government Association. It was originally published by the Local Government Association. The full report is available.

Source: Directions Magazine, September 12, 2010. See also short article from August 31, 2010.

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