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Map for England pilot extended until October 2013

01 May 2013

Dr Peter GeraghtyIdox Group (Idox) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) are delighted to announce an extension of the pilot Map for England interactive website 

Following on from the continued positive comments and feedback, especially from the recent Radio Four interview with Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive of the RTPI, on “You and Yours” Idox and the RTPI have agreed to extend the Pilot website till October 2013 meaning the sites will have been available for a year.

James Sealey, Product Manager, at Idox said: “We are pleased with this extension and hope that over the remaining time of the pilot we can help demonstrate why this type of resource would be of ongoing benefit to aid more informed decision making and open Government.”

Dr Peter Geraghty, President of the RTPI, said: “We’ve been delighted by the level of interested the site has generated. The site shows the very real value of bringing maps together in one place. We have no doubt that this approach can help drive growth, better inform decision makers and policy, and be a valuable contribution to open Government.”

The Map for England

Despite the generally recognised and accepted need to ensure a joined up approach to planning infrastructure and services, there is remarkably still no single place or data source within government that makes all of these maps available to view. The interactive pilot site brings together a range of existing government maps including Local Authority Boundaries, Highways Agency Pinch Point data, National Park Boundaries, the 2011 Green Belt boundaries.

Idox

Idox plc is a supplier of software solutions and services to the UK public sector and increasingly to the wider corporate sector. It is the leading applications provider to local government for core functions relating to land, people and property, such as its market leading planning systems and election management software. Over 90% of UK local authorities are now customers. The Group provides public sector organisations with tools to manage information and knowledge, documents and content, business processes and workflow as well as connecting directly with the citizen via the web.

For more information see www.idoxgroup.com