Value of geospatial information

Geospatial Information (GI) supports a wide range of services and policy decisions in local public services. Many excellent and innovative examples show the benefits of GI in local service delivery, citizen and business use


Geospatial Information (GI) supports a wide range of services and policy decisions in local public services. Many excellent and innovative examples show the benefits of GI in local service delivery, citizen and business use. However, the economic value for GI underpinning local services is little understood.

The LGA commissioned research to find out more about the value of GI in local public service delivery and as a public good. For example, GI has contributed over £230 million to efficiency gains in local public service delivery in 2008/09. The results of the research are published below.

For more information contact: research@local.gov.uk