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The UK Location Programme


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The UK Location Programme

  1. 1. The UK Location Programme Delivering on the promise of the UK Location Strategy & INSPIRE V1.0 November 2009
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The UK Location Strategy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The proposed INSPIRE Regulations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A blueprint for establishing a location information infrastructure for the UK & Europe </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot studies to deliver early business benefit and promote innovation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement with service providers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summary and questions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. UK Location Strategy “ Good maps and location intelligence can help determine how quickly our ambulances turn up, where a policeman patrols, how we act in a national emergency. Knowing more about where we live can help us make the best decisions. But across the Country there is still too little sharing of the best practice and we are wasting time and money trying to find the information we need. The Location Strategy will ensure we make better use of information already held so we can use it faster and with less expense.“ Baroness Andrews, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government, November 2008
  4. 4. Why we need a UK Location Information Infrastructure Foot and Mouth Blue tongue Avian influenza
  5. 5. Why we need a UK Location Information Infrastructure
  6. 6. Why we need a UK Location Information Infrastructure Spatial data used to help tackle these challenges
  7. 7. Why we need a UK Location Information Infrastructure
  8. 8. Why we need a UK Location Information Infrastructure Spatial data used to help tackle these challenges
  9. 9. Why we need a Location Information Infrastructure across Europe Spatial data used to help tackle these challenges
  10. 10. But currently we have islands of data of different standards and quality...
  11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>EC INSPIRE Directive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduces standards to improve the interoperability of spatial information across Europe for environmental policy making </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery, view and download services for EC, public authorities and the public </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UK Location Strategy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-use of all public sector location information </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broader interpretation than INSPIRE – will provide information for sustainable development, socio-economic analysis and many other purposes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For improved policy making and public sector service delivery, economic benefit, open government and citizen engagement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joint programme to implement INSPIRE and UK Location Strategy because of the huge synergies </li></ul></ul></ul>The UK Location Programme
  12. 12. The Five Strategic Actions in the UK Location Strategy <ul><ul><li>To ensure that the UK exploits the full value of its information the Location Strategy requires a programme of strategic actions which ensure that: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we know what data we have, and avoid duplicating it; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we use common reference data so we know we are talking about the same places; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we can share location-related information easily through a common infrastructure of standards, technology and business relationships; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we have the appropriate skills, both among geographic professionals and among other professional groups who use location information or support its use; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we have strong leadership and governance to drive through change including the implementation of this Strategy and the implementation of INSPIRE. (We term this the Location Council) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The INSPIRE Regulations will require the UK to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide catalogues that allow users to identify what information is available (metadata) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure that information from different sources can be integrated (this will require information to adhere to specified common standards that INSPIRE will lay down) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide online services such as discovery (find out what data exists), view (to display, navigate, zoom in/out, pan, or overlay viewable spatial data sets), download (to obtain the data) and transform (to enable data interoperability) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have licensing arrangements that allow information to be shared, accessed and used in accordance with Freedom of Information legislation, the Environmental Information Regulations and the Public Sector Information Regulations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce monitoring mechanisms to demonstrate that the information is being made available </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce co-ordination mechanisms to ensure effective operation of the infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In essence, INSPIRE provides a legislative framework that promotes best practice </li></ul></ul>What does the INSPIRE Directive require us to set up?
  14. 14. INSPIRE technical architecture Source: INSPIRE Technical Architecture Overview 5 November 2007 Geographic Rights Management (GeoRM): this layer provides overall workflow control, consisting of authentication, authorisation, pricing, billing, licensing etc. Metadata drafting team Data specifications drafting team Network Services drafting team Flexible architecture supports EU, national, thematic and organisational access to EU-wide data with a standardised design approach and applications and data made available through web services to enable re-use and interoperability within and between member states
  15. 15. Registry Services <ul><li>“ we know what data we have....” [UKLS, 2008] which means: </li></ul><ul><li>A UK Registry will underpin national needs and feed European needs </li></ul><ul><li>The Registry will link the Information we have within the Network Service </li></ul><ul><li>The scope will include any definitive information we need to coordinate and manage the services </li></ul>Source: after Fig. 1 of D2.6
  16. 16. Information Architecture - interoperability <ul><li>INSPIRE Implementing Rules will tell us “what” we have to comply with (for the INSPIRE themes), we have to agree much of the “how” </li></ul><ul><li>The Geoportal and Applications will require us to combine different themes </li></ul><ul><li>These combinations will need to be reliable to better support automated applications and maintain integrity </li></ul><ul><li>This will require more inter-organisation cooperation in future to ensure our datasets are interoperable with each other and work “out of the box” </li></ul><ul><li>Data will be made available from distributed physical sources </li></ul><ul><li>We may want to accelerate and supplement the INSPIRE schedule to produce a meaningful UK Location Information Infrastructure </li></ul>Theme a Theme b Theme c Theme d Theme z . . . .
  17. 17. INSPIRE Spatial Data Scope <ul><li>Annex I </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate reference systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical grid systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cadastral parcels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protected sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annex II </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land cover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ortho-imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geology </li></ul></ul>Harmonised spatial data specifications more stringent for Annex I and II than for Annex III
  18. 18. <ul><li>Annex III </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human health and safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility and governmental services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental monitoring facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production and industrial facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural and aquaculture facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population distribution – demography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area management/restriction /regulation zones & reporting units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural risk zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmospheric conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meteorological geographical features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oceanographic geographical features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-geographical regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitats and biotopes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Species distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mineral resources </li></ul></ul>INSPIRE Thematic Scope
  19. 19. Scope of data <ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Underground – man-made </li></ul><ul><li>Marine (topographic) </li></ul><ul><li>Underground – natural </li></ul><ul><li>Terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Topographic surface objects </li></ul>Spatial Object Referenced Business Information Common system
  20. 20. Types of data Organisational Business Data Spatial Objects Widely reused - widely referenced Application specific - referenced 010010100010010100010101111101111110010010110100 Loose coupling Standards Report (PDF) 23 March 2001 Timetable
  21. 21. INSPIRE Directive - UK Transposition <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>INSPIRE Directive adopted by EC in 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UK Consultation March – May 2009 has led to Regulations based on the Directive with alignment to UK legislation and practices, e.g. access, re-use, charging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should have been transposed 15 May 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most member states, including UK, will have done so by end of this year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 UK statutory instruments – 1 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 1 for Scotland </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guide on regulations under development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. INSPIRE Timeline 2010 2012 2016 2020 2014 2018 Annex I - Metadata Annex II & III - Metadata Annex I – New data Annex I – Existing data Annex II & III – New data Annex II & III Existing data Discovery & View - Basic Discovery & View - Full Download & Transformation - Basic Download & Transformation - Full Invoke Spatial Data Services - Basic Invoke Spatial Data Services - Full ? ? Monitoring reports to Commission
  23. 23. A Blueprint for the UK Location Information Infratsructure UK Location Programme Conceptual Model
  24. 24. A UK infrastructure for location information Infrastructure People Data Linking data and people..............
  25. 25. A market intervention approach Individual Marketing Activities & Services Supply Demand The Market for Location Information UK Location Programme Facilitate interoperability and minimise duplication Enable easier discovery and access to what data exists
  26. 26. Present State
  27. 27. Future State business change business change
  28. 28. UKLII – The UK Geoportal Data and Services Registration, Catalogues, Registries, Resources, Discovery and View, Community Networking
  29. 29. The UK Geoportal – Drawing on best practice Resource & Learning Centre User Communities Map viewer Success stories Promoting end user applications Theme & specialist pages
  30. 31. A Data Provider View
  31. 32. Multiple Points of Access to Data & Services Data and services can be discovered and accessed from multiple points of access, through the distribution of Discovery Metadata DATA USER Search Evaluate Download Invoke Peer-to-Peer
  32. 33. Data User View <ul><ul><ul><li>What will I be able to do: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search and find the datasets I’m interested in </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate these datasets individually or as a combined view </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perform simple analysis to determine suitability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save and print images </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Download datasets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network with data providers and other data users </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access added-value services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using the UK Geoportal and other information portals: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thematic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional, or </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 34. UKLII Coordination INSPIRE COMPLIANCE Location Council, Interoperability Board, User Group and Coordination Unit
  34. 35. Private Sector Involvement <ul><ul><ul><li>Location Data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publication of geospatial data held by private sector organisations: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities - gas, water/sewage, power and telecommunications </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Services: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing Agents: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data hosting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dataset integration (themes) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transformation services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demand-side service delivery </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Added-value services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Web Services and tools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Exploitation of public sector location information </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 36. UKLP pilots <ul><li>Pilot programme underway with over 20 candidates – aiming to take forward 3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>What do we want from the pilots? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tackle known business problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate cash savings and other benefits, and lead to delivery of these benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve multiple organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase what the Location Strategy is aiming to achieve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prove the standards and technology and deliver re-usable assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide complementary services and messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning combined with wider initiatives outside core programme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timetable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial selection by December 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start to deliver recognisable business benefits in 9-12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully developed solutions in 12-24 months </li></ul></ul>
  36. 37. Why we need a UK Location Information Infrastructure for the UK? Summer Floods
  37. 38. Pilot Study: A collaborative approach to manage flooding – the Atlantis project <ul><li>Context: </li></ul><ul><li>Pitt Review 2007– better flood modelling needed </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantis was created to understand the issues and agree standards to provide interoperable base geographic and environmental data </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent approach to flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Improving flood modelling and predictions </li></ul><ul><li>Improved forecasting and warnings </li></ul><ul><li>Better planning for national or local responses </li></ul>“ 25-50% of project costs are spent on accessing and cleaning up data”
  38. 39. Change footer in Header and Footer settings UKLP governance Responsible Minister Ministerial Committee(s) DA (PED) & Devolveds European Commission / INSPIRE Location Council UKLP Devolved Administrations Co-ordination Group Independent Assurance (Non-executive) Location User Group Location Interoperability Board Location Delivery Group Business Change Programme Pilots / Projects Co-ordination Unit Top level governance Quality assurance Delivery Wide stakeholder representation
  39. 40. Standards, guidance, GeoPortal, CRGs, best practice… Wider Information Sector Existing & New Domain Groups Communities of Practice UKLP governance groups Direct UKLP support of pilots… Website, outreach events, social media …. Best practice Innovation Business cases Guidance Open tools Capacity building Data Collaboration Direct UKLP support Self Sufficient Communities / Organisations Community engagement
  40. 41. What is the programme delivering? Existing and New Channels Information Service Providers (Public / Private / Academic / 3 rd Sector) <ul><li>Web access to location info & services </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue & Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified, consistent licensing </li></ul>End Users Data Interoperability Standards Public Sector Location Information Core Reference Geographies Location Information UK GeoPortal Location Enabled Information Services Resource & Knowledge Centre Demon-strators & Pilots
  41. 42. Agree INSPIRE implementing rules and UK specifications Metadata tool Geo-portal with catalogue, registry, simple view facilities and resource centre Geo-portal with basic rights mgmt and links to download facilities Data providers supported in making changes to their systems Extend the breadth of data and applications Extended reference geographies Extended advice, guidance and toolkits BAU service enhancements Set up Co-ordination Unit and reporting Initial advice, guidance and toolkits UKLP roadmap Initial demonstrators and pilots DATA DELIVERY TO MEET INSPIRE AND WIDER UKLS REQUIREMENTS BUILD THE FUNCTIONS AND TOOLS ALIGNED TO INSPIRE AND UK LS Further evolution of rights mgmt INSPIRE transposition into UK legislation BUSINESS CHANGE Communications website Further legislative updates (where necessary) Common licence agreements (developed by OPSI) MID 2009 – MID 2011 BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES MID 2011 – MID 2013 EXTENDED SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS MID 2013 ONWARDS BUSINESS AS USUAL ENHANCEMENTS
  42. 43. Next steps – a busy year ahead <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete INSPIRE transposition and communicate the content of the regulations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finalise the initial design of the UK Location Infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish the Location Interoperability Board as a respected standards body </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up the Location User Group to ensure the work is inclusive </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refine the business case </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raise the profile of the programme and start to deliver value through the pilots </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep on track for delivering Discovery Metadata by the end of 2010 and a fully compliant service by mid 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish the Coordination Unit, begin to issue implementation guidance and prepare the first monitoring report for the Commission </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Wider stakeholders need to play their part and take steps to prepare for implementation and delivery of benefits
  43. 44. The UK Location Programme will deliver significant benefits <ul><li>Delivering more for less </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing costs of delivery while providing more value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting duplication and promoting reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better Service Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved / more effective Public Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved responsiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better cross organisational coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enabling the provision of innovative new services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing services which have been impractical or not cost effective to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New knowledge from different combination of data / data sets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More open government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making government information more freely available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide consultation and engagement </li></ul></ul>. . Need to drive out savings to support the Operational Efficiency Programme
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  46. 47. Thank you <ul><li>For further information visit: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Or contact the UK Location Programme by email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>