[SDI-Europe] Northern Ireland Executive approves GI Strategy
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Fri Oct 16 08:13:50 EDT 2009
Northern Ireland Executive approves GI Strategy
15 October 2009: The Northern Ireland Executive have now approved the Northern Ireland Geographic Information Strategy 2009-2019, and the first ever meeting of the GI Council for Northern Ireland has now taken place. The purpose of the new strategy is to promote GI. The new Council will provide a high level forum for increasing the effective use of GI as a tool for improvement across the public and private sectors in Northern Ireland and for gathering feedback from frontline users on how best to further implement the Strategy.
[Source: Geo: International]
The GI Strategy for Northern Ireland 2009 – 2019 was officially endorsed by the Minister for Finance, Nigel Dodds OBE MP MLA, and the Northern Ireland Executive on March 5, 2009. The Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP), through Land & Property Services (LPS), coordinated the development of the new Strategy. A wide range of stakeholders from across all Northern Ireland Civil Service departments, the private sector and academia were invited to participate in the development of the strategy through online questionnaires, a stakeholder consultation day and a blog website.
The GI Strategy has to date been funded by the Northern Ireland Mapping Agreement (NIMA). The current NIMA agreement accounts for £600,000 per annum while NIOMA (the Northern Ireland Office Mapping Agreement) accounts for £100,000 per annum of funding. £250,000 of this funding is allocated for management of GeoHub NI® and £150,000 to central funding leaving £300,000 for GI Strategy activities and staffing on an annual basis. A continuation of funding at this level would provide a suitable financial framework for the strategy; however, the success of the Strategy will depend on organisations “buying in” to the Strategy and supporting it, writing business cases for GI developments, and developing new funding streams.
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