Recommendations

Policy and strategy alignment

Recommendation 1 Connect location information strategies and digital government strategies in all legal and policy instruments

Recommendation 2 Make location information policy integral to, and aligned with, wider data policy at all levels of government

Recommendation 3 Ensure all measures are in place, consistent with legal requirements, to protect personal privacy when processing location data

Recommendation 4 Make effective use of location-based analysis and location intelligence for evidence based policy making

Recommendation 5 Use a standards based approach in the procurement of location data and related services in line with broader ICT standards based procurement

Digital government integration

Recommendation 6 Identify where digital government services can be simplified or transformed using location information and location intelligence and implement improvement actions that create value for users

Recommendation 7 Use spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) in digital public services and data ecosystems across sectors, levels of government and borders, integrated with broader public data infrastructures and external data sources

Recommendation 8 Adopt an open and collaborative methodology to design and improve location-enabled digital public services

Recommendation 9 Adopt an integrated location-based approach in the collection and analysis of statistics on different topics and at different levels of government

Standardisation and reuse

Recommendation 10 Adopt a common architecture to develop digital government solutions, facilitating the integration of geospatial requirements

Recommendation 11 Reuse existing authentic data, data services and relevant technical solutions where possible

Recommendation 12 Apply relevant standards to develop a comprehensive approach for spatial data modelling, sharing, and exchange to facilitate integration in digital public services

Recommendation 13 Manage location data quality by linking it to policy and organisational objectives, assigning accountability to business and operational users and applying a “fit for purpose” approach

Return on investment

Recommendation 14 Apply a consistent and systematic approach to monitoring the performance of location-based services

Recommendation 15 Communicate the benefits of integrating and using location information in digital public services

Recommendation 16 Facilitate the use of public administrations’ location data by non-governmental actors to stimulate innovation in products and services and enable job creation and growth

Governance, partnerships and capabilities

Recommendation 17 Introduce integrated governance of location information processes at all levels of government, bringing together different governmental and non-governmental actors around a common goal

Recommendation 18 Partner effectively to ensure the successful development and exploitation of spatial data infrastructures

Recommendation 19 Invest in communications and skills to ensure sufficient awareness and capabilities to drive through improvements in the use of location information in digital public services and support growth opportunities