Innovation and Best Practice (Local Public Services)
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Geographic Information
Who is Eligible?
This award is open to all Geographic Information users in authorities that deliver local public services including local government, health, police, fire or others in the UK.
What is Eligible?
GI implementations that have:
Become operational during 2012/13 until closing date of application
Improved service delivery and/or efficiency savings
How will it be judged?
Judges will require entries to show how geographic information and related technology has:
- Allowed their organisation to provide a better service to the customer and engaged with customers.
- Led to significant changes in working practice within their organisation that in turn resulted in efficiency savings or performance improvements
- Facilitated and improved the sharing and reuse of information
- Made better use of information through the public service provider
- The award will be made to the local authority (local government, health, police, fire or others) which best meets either of the criteria outlined above.
In addition the Judges will look for the following features:
- Customer friendliness and accessibility
- Good partnership working
- Good project management, including completion on-time and to budget
- Sound business planning, including clear identification of benefits
- Post implementation review including assessment of take-up
- Suitability for presentation as case study
The Judges will require the following information to be presented in a case study
(Information to be provided in a separate document with a maximum of 1500 words
Brief synopsis of the project and the problems it was designed to resolve and/or the benefits it was designed to deliver
- What were the objectives of the project
- What are the major technology/change management components, which form the project?
- Is the project now fully implemented?
- If not how much of the project is implemented at the time of writing?
- Please describe the benefits to the organisation and/or their customers, and the wider public with reference to the judging criteria below:
- General aspects of excellence, innovation and improved business performance in the management of business information
- Enablement of the delivery of new or improved products or services
- Originality - what features of the project were particularly original or innovative?
- Efficiency savings achieved by changing business processes and business realisation
- Increased accuracy in business decision making and intelligence led policy
- Engagement with customers
- Reusability of the project
- Ability to share technology/methodology
- Delivery of other tangible or intangible business benefits - please describe
We are particularly interested in the following applications:
- Use of GI in customer insight and the intelligent use of data
- Mobile solutions
- Use of open data and associated technologies
- Solutions for spatial data infrastructures including meeting INSPIRE obligation
When must I submit my application?
All applications must be submitted, preferably as a Word document by email and must be received by mid-day Friday 27th September 2013. Applications after this date will not be accepted.
Where will the Awards Ceremony be held?
The AGI Annual Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 6th December 2013 at the AGI, London, more information can be found here.
Click here to submit a nomination.