Richard Kingston School of Environment & Development University of Manchester [email_address] www.ppgis.manchester.ac.uk M...
Background <ul><li>12 years experience developing web-based PPGIS, </li></ul><ul><li>Developing, designing and implementin...
UK Citizen to local authority contact by channel 2006  <ul><li>Low take-up was seen as one of the main barriers to success...
Volumes of contact to LA service across all channels, Jan-Mar 2008 <ul><li>Majority of people who access LA services are t...
Internet take-up in the UK by socio-economic group and age <ul><li>40% of UK households do not have home Internet access <...
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Richard Kingston's presentation in Mapping for Sustainable Communities, UCL, 17th June '08

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Richard Kingston (University of Manchester) Mapping For Sustainable Communities 170608

  1. 1. Richard Kingston School of Environment & Development University of Manchester [email_address] www.ppgis.manchester.ac.uk Mapping for who? access issues and the digital divide Mapping for Sustainable Communities Workshop UCL, 17 th June
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>12 years experience developing web-based PPGIS, </li></ul><ul><li>Developing, designing and implementing tools to assist public participation in real environmental decision making problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>technology there to complement not replace a suite of public participation methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st ever on-line PPGIS mirrored the Planning for Real process in digital form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ppgis.manchester.ac.uk/projects/slaithwaite/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other projects, publications and links are here: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ppgis.manchester.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. UK Citizen to local authority contact by channel 2006 <ul><li>Low take-up was seen as one of the main barriers to successful implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>UK came bottom in a Eurostat survey of take-up of e-government services by businesses, and below the EU average in terms of take-up by individuals (EC 2005). </li></ul><ul><li>Source data: IDeA 2006 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Volumes of contact to LA service across all channels, Jan-Mar 2008 <ul><li>Majority of people who access LA services are those least likely to have Internet access </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internet take-up in the UK by socio-economic group and age <ul><li>40% of UK households do not have home Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>socio-economic status would appear to be the most significant divider in terms of internet take-up, followed by age (Ofcom, 2007) </li></ul>

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