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Geographic information: an analysis of interoperability and information sharing in the United Kingdom

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This study represents the findings from research among the geographic information community.

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Geographic Information: An Analysis of Interoperability and Information Sharing in the United Kingdom.

This study represents the findings from research among the Geographic Information community. It was conducted by the e-Government Unit of the Cabinet Office. If the UK is to make the best use of its information assets and reduce duplication in gathering data, information sharing across the public sector is essential. From tracing the origins and spread of Foot and Mouth disease to locating crime hot spots for law enforcement, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become indispensable to effective knowledge transfer within both the public and private sector.