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LondonCABI Moves Forward

11 June 2003

The London Central Partnership (LCP) has announced today its preferred supplier to deliver a pilot eGovernment project focusing on enabling citizens.

The partnership, comprising the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, City of Westminster and City of London, has awarded GDC a contract to develop a pilot for the interface and the associated data-sharing facilities for the London Council Information from A to B (LondonCABI) project.

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project is seeking to use geographical information system (GIS) technology to identify good data management practice and demonstrate the benefits of collaborative working and joined up services to its citizens across London.

Dave Yarwood, GIS Project Manager at lead partner Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, commented: "The project aims to identify good data management practice and develop a consistent geographical interface for the public which will deliver Council information to citizens for the whole partnership area through the Boroughs' own web-sites. The project will act as a proof of concept that the partners can work together sharing geographical data using open standards."

Steven Feldman, Managing Director of GDC said: "The LCP project is a prime example of how joined-up and joint working in local government can be achieved through the application of open standards such as GML. We look forward to delivering a functionally rich and robust solution for this pilot which we hope will be the foundation of a London wide geographic information service."

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