INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IGGI

Description
Organisation: 
United Kingdom, Intra-Governmental Group on Geographic Information
Acronym: 
IGGI
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
IGGI aim to make Geographic Information (GI) as widely and effectively used in central government, provide a forum for creating and sharing best practice, act as a conduit and co-ordinate members views and provide a GI user community.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
IGGI is a public sector group that was created in 1993. The group represents over 400 members and 135 organisations. IGGI is managed by a steering group and has a number of themed sub-groups tackling issues, raising awareness and develop best practice for the GI community. The views of the membership are represented within the GI Panel. The GI Panel provides high level GI advice to ODPM Minister's.
Activities: 
IGGI activities and objectives are delivered through a number of working groups which include, International, Metadata Implementation, Data Standards and Management, Communications and Promotions and National Emergencies and Crisis. The group uses a number of communication channels and holds regularly seminars and workshops to inform the community.
Membership: 
IGGI is a public sector body hosted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. The group have a membership of 400+ members and is represented by 135 organisations. Some of these include: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence, Dept for Transport, Dept for Trade and Industry, Environment Agency, National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Executive and the Dept for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Typology: 
Regional
Sectorial
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    United Kingdom
    Societal Sector
    Central, Regional and Local Government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The IGGI International working group are the lead IGGI working group for INSIPRE.