Why do we need a Map for England?
Despite the generally recognised and accepted need to ensure a joined up approach to planning, infrastructure and services, there is no single place to view this information.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) commissioned a study as part of their Map for England campaign which showed that there are many benefits to joining up different sources of policy information, which would help to coordinate infrastructure planning and help to boost growth, whilst being more transparent and saving time and money to many organisations and local communities.
An Interactive Map
However it is not easy to compare these different maps, so Idox in conjunction with the RTPI, produced a Pilot interactive map from October 2012 to October 2013 to help organisations visualise the impact of some of the existing policies and programmes.
The interactive map had over 15,000 visitors from individuals, Central and Local Government, Academic Institutions and a wide range of industries.
The RTPI would like to work with a range of organisations to discuss what issues or challenges the map may throw up and would be interested in your responses to the questions on the following link.
Some examples of the types of information, how they could be compared and interrogated can be seen in the following videos: