Policy and Regulation:- United Kingdom Information management systems 

1. Policy and Regulation
1.1 Policy
In the wider government context a concerted effort is being directed towards improved management of public sector information. At both local and national 
government level specific 'e-government' targets have been set to reduce the duplication of data collection, and enable different datasets to be linked at
a fundamental level. Key to achieving the linkage between datasets is developing a schema or data dictionary for land contamination. Such a schema does not exist for the UK. However
it could be conducted under the guidance of the UK government's E-GIF programme (http://www.govtalk.gov.uk). Notable in this regard are the US EPA (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/Data.html) and the EEA (http://ecoinfo.eionet.eu.int/eco_area_o ...
who have pioneered the development of mechanisms for data pooling and reporting. Similarly the AGS format (http://www.ags.org.uk/datatransfer/Intr ...
for analytical information is an important potential resource. The site http://www.magic.gov.uk is the first web-based interactive map to bring together information on key environmental schemes and designations
in one place. MAGIC is a partnership project involving seven government organisations who have responsibilities for rural policy-making and land management,
and although it has been designed to meet the needs of the partner organisations, the facility is available to anyone over the Internet.  
1.2 Regulation
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