Geospatial information – new location data sources, analytics and intelligence – is a critical resource in enabling digital transformation in local government and public services.
Use of spatially referenced data is key to evidence-based decision making, modernising operational practice and improving the experience for service users across the full range of local authority activities. Geographically referenced data also adds a new dimension to predictive analysis i.e. using data to predict future behaviour.
Earlier this year, the government launched a call for evidence to help set the UK’s future geospatial vision.
Our latest policy briefing sets out Socitm’s response, submitted to the Geospatial Commission on 22 October 2018. Our response focuses on those questions selected by us as most relevant to the local government sector.
Download the briefing, Harnessing geospatial information: the local dimension.