An example of gathering information.
Using different sources of data
Uniting Britain: The Evidence Base – Spatial Structure and Key Drivers (2006) from the Royal Town Planning Institute explored the spatial data sources available in the UK and highlighted important gaps in these sources, so that new ways of mapping this information can be developed to depict the key aspects of life in the UK.
Researchers from the universities of Manchester and Liverpool assembled a large number of indicators to describe the forces that drive and shape areas of the country and proposed six functional areas to inform future policy work and governance structure debates.
The report contains a list of mapped data sets, together with their sources, definitions and health warnings related to their use.