Why do we need a Map for England?
Research commissioned by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) shows that individual government departments now have more than 100 major maps for England relating to policies and programmes on the economy, transport, communications, housing and the environment.
Despite the generally recognised and accepted need to ensure a joined up approach to planning infrastructure and services, there is remarkably still no single place or data source within government that makes all of these maps available to view.
With a Map for England, policy makers could make better judgments about how individual policy proposals interact with and affect development of the country as a whole.
Benefits of an Interactive Map
However it is not easy to compare these different maps, so Idox in conjunction with the RTPI, have put together the Map for England to help organisations visualise the impact of some of the existing policies and programmes.