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February 3rd, 2009
AGI’s comments for Defra on the UK Location Strategy Published

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PR – A request for comment was included in the UK Location Strategy (UKLS) with a deadline of 31 January 2009. A number of individual members and groups within AGI provided comment for inclusion. AGI is grateful to all who those contributed to the drafting and submission process.

In summary, AGI welcomes the publication of the UK Location Strategy (UKLS) and believes the Strategy has the potential to deliver tremendous benefits to the public sector, private sector and the citizen. We recognise that implementation of the UKLS is now a challenge for all stakeholders.

AGI believes that the implementation of the Strategy is the most critical future aspect and hopes that the activities of the Location Council and its supporting bodies will be effective in this. AGI is committed to contributing to the process, and wishes to provide its support, expertise and input when and wherever possible.  This can include, for example, a national discovery metadata service and formal standards, where we have specific expertise and experience, and stakeholder engagement and benefits realisation, through access to our diverse membership.
AGI has been very pleased to have contributed to the work of the GI Panel and the significance of the Strategy is recognised widely within the AGI community. The AGI, as a cross sectoral body, with membership from all areas of GI interests, would like to see the engagement of all these areas, including not only public sector bodies, but also the private sector, academia and citizens as the Strategy is implemented.

The complete AGI document can be downloaded here.

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