Map-based Data Translates Into Savings for Local Government
Local public services face an unprecedented challenge to do more for less. Most of the services are about localities, about meeting the needs of people where they live, work or invest. Geographic information underpins many of these services as it pinpoints where people, services, transport and infrastructure are, where development opportunities exist and where areas are protected. The innovative use of geographic information can help councils to cut costs and improve services, from planning and transport to waste collection, care and customer services. Indeed, a study commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) in 2010 identified savings of £230m over five years through the use of geographic information in local public services.
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