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The Spatial Hub is an online resource that provides a single point of access to quality-assured Scottish local authority data, in a consistent format. It is developed, operated and managed by the Spatial Information Service (SIS).
Every local and national park authority provides data to the Spatial Hub where it is conflated into standardised and up-to-date national datasets, delivered as web services.
As well as developing the infrastructure and processes to accommodate this local government data, SIS have also developed a series of different licences (with associated terms and conditions) that enables data sharing with each sector or organisation.
This benefits local authorities by:
Benefits to the wider society are:
The Spatial Hub was launched in 2016 and covers such data themes as planning, administrative boundaries, environmental, transport and community facilities. Ultimately, the Spatial Hub should collate and publish any spatial data that local authorities systematically create, which warrants a national perspective.
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
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