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Association for Geographic Information (AGI)

A non-commercial organisation representing users and vendors of Geographic Information (GI) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). As well as promoting GI/GIS use in a diversity of fields, it lobbies on issues such as data availability, data protection and freedom of information.

Neighbourhood Statistics Service

The output of the ONS-led Neighbourhood Statistics initiative, which has the purpose of providing publicly available small area socio-economic statistics in order to support the National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal. The site contains statistics for a range of geographies right down to Census Output Area level.

Ordnance Survey

Great Britain's National Mapping Agency.

The Power of Geography

A new website which explains and demonstrates the value of the effective use of geographic referencing and GIS. It provides a number of real-life case studies from different public sector organisations, and is part of a joint AGI / IGGI / Ordnance Survey initiative.


The INSPIRE directive came into force in May 2007 and established an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe to support Community environmental policies, and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment. is a central repository of non-personal and non-sensitive data that can be re-used by anyone.


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