Training 4 GIS, the training and consultancy arm of The GeoInformation Group, has been commissioned by The Intra-governmental Group on Geographic Information (IGGI) to undertake a review of the uptake of OS data and services under the Pilot Pan government Agreement (PPGA). In April of last year, the PPGA offering OS products and services throughout Central Government was established. The objective of this agreement was to encourage the use of geographic information by Central Government through improved access to a portfolio of core business mapping products from Ordnance Survey (OS). Several Key Performance Indicators (KPI) were established to assess the performance of the agreement. Responsibility for reporting on these KPIs was split between OS and IGGI. In addition to reporting on a number of KPIs, IGGI took responsibility for providing an overall independent review of the agreement.
Training 4 GIS, internationally known for delivering quality geographic training and consultancy solutions, was awarded the contract by IGGI via a tender process. Utilising its vast consultancy expertise within the government sector, the consultancy team completed the comprehensive review in compliance with the PPGA’s need to evaluate the use of OS products. Receiving over 70% response to an extensive email survey campaign, Training 4 GIS compiled an accurate representation of Central Government’s use of OS products and services. The review reported primarily on the two key performance indicators: percentage of organisations using or trialing OS datasets, and number of eligible organisations implementing or planning to implement new services in the following 12 months.