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Useful websites

Listed below are some websites which help to demonstrate the diverse ways in which geographic information can be utilised.

Public Sector Mapping Agreement

The PSMA is a new, centrally funded, 10 year agreement for the provision of our geographical data to all of the public sector in England and Wales.The PSMA offers a wide range of mapping data to its members from showing a single building to a national view.

The GIS Files

Provided by the Ordnance Survey, the GIS Files demonstrate the power of computerised mapping. An interactive learning zone, the GIS files will introduce you to the basics of GIS (geographic information systems), geographic information, real world info and some GIS case studies.

UK Location Infrastructure  

UK Location is a UK pan-government initiative to improve the sharing and re-use of public sector location information.  Established following the publication of the UK Location Strategy, it incorporates the implementation of the strategy and the EC INSPIRE. It is coordinated by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as the lead government department.

GIS Timeline

Developed by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, the aim of the GIS Timeline is to present a visual overview of the development and growth of GIS from their conception in the 1960s to the present day.

Inspire Directive

INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) is an  EU Directive that aims at making available relevant, harmonised and quality geographic information to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Community policies - particularly those relating to the environment.


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