BBC Radio 4 features Map for England
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Idox Group (Idox) and the Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI) successful Map for England pilot website was featured on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours.
The flagship consumer programme, which attracts up to three million listeners, interviewed RTPI's Chief Executive Trudi Elliott CBE who discussed future plans to further develop the map throughout the pilot period.
Map for England is an online portal that permits users to view how a wide-range of publicly available datasets can affect their area. During the campaign the RTPI is engaging with businesses, local authorities and communities to obtain better insight on features that will help to further improve the map.
James Sealey, Product Manager for Idox said: "We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our spatial expertise to work alongside the RTPI on such a high-profile project. It is great that the media continues to pay interest to such an innovating and appealing project.
Map for England is a vital information tool that allows the general public and a wide-range of commercial and non-commercial organisations, to view the impact of different types of information. When viewed in relation to each other, the layers of information will help to make more informed and better decisions."
Trudi Elliott further commented: "We are pleased that Map for England has been well received so far. It's an idea that chimes with Government's drive for open data and we have found that local communities, business and authorities have expressed a curiosity to view a range of national data that affects their area.
We would also like to thank Idox for all their input and support in showing how government information can be presented in a transparent, honest and standardised format and lead to better and more cost effective outcomes".
Notes to editor:
To listen fully to the interview visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qwk3b#programme-broadcasts
For further information about Map for England visit www.mapforengland.co.uk
To read further information from James Sealey visit his blog at http://iview.idoxgroup.com/idox/2013/03/bbc-radio-4-features-map-for-england.html
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With over 600 staff located in the UK, U.S.A., Europe, India and Australia, Idox's core business include:
Idox's Public Sector Software division: serves over 90% of local authorities through supplying leading applications for core functions relating to land, property and people. Our planning, regulatory services and election management solutions provide the market-leading tools that allow our customers to effectively administer information, business processes and workflow.
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With 23,000 members worldwide working in the public, private, charitable and education sectors, the RTPI is the largest professional institute for planners in Europe As well as promoting spatial planning, RTPI develops and shapes policy affecting the built and natural environment, works to raise professional standards and supports members through continuous education, training and development. For further general information, visit the RTPI website at: www.rtpi.org.uk.
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