July 17, 2012 -- 1Spatial is pleased to announce that the company has been selected as a specialist consultant for Data Standards and Quality by the Environment Agency. The appointment is in relation to its framework contract “Support for licensing public sector information and undertaking intellectual property reviews”.
With responsibility to protect and improve the environment and to promote sustainable development, the Environment Agency plays a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government in England and Wales. The Agency depends upon vast quantities of data and information to carry out its statutory duties and responsibilities. It also has to ensure that it adheres to European legislation that governs access and re-use of public sector information in a competitive market, including the future impacts of the INSPIRE Directive.
To help deliver its intended operational outcomes, the Agency formally tendered (via the Official Journal of the European Union) for specialist, expert support to deal with the complex issues that arise from providing access to public sector information.
1Spatial is a recognised global specialist in helping organisations ensure they can rely on their data. Its core business is focussed on a rules-based approach to capturing, validating and managing data, ensuring geospatially-referenced data is current, accessible, easily shared and trusted.
Thanks to the company’s specialist experience in ensuring that data can be relied upon, 1Spatial has been appointed to this framework to advise the requirements from the Data, Mapping, Modelling and Information (DMMI) Team within the Environment Agency’s Evidence Directorate.