Title: MAGIC 
Resource Type: web links 
Availability: freely available on the internet at http://www.magic.gov.uk 
Producers or distributor Defra's Geographic Information Unit 
Author / Producer Type: Local or regional authorities 
Web link for product information: http://www.magic.gov.uk  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Data storage
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Geographical information systems
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Information management systems overview
Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->maps
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Hydrocarbons
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Diffuse pollution-->Processes
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Land use measures
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Modelling
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Planning overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Protective areas
Soil-->Erosion
Soil-->Processes
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
 
Short description: MAGIC 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 management, and although it has been designed to meet the needs of the partner organisations, the facility is available to anyone over the Internet. 
Long description: MAGIC makes use of standard GIS tools to allow people to view and query the available data. Users do not require specialist software and can access maps using a standard web browser. MAGIC also provides links to other sources in order to make best use of the wide range of information available on different websites and Internet portals. This varies from simple hotlinks to web pages containing supporting information to more complex searches between different websites or applications, where data searches can be sent from one website to another. Some links have already been established, but MAGIC continues to explore the possibilities of new links with other organisations and facilities. Summary data is also made available to the public via the Countryside Information System. The information available in MAGIC has expanded considerably since its launch in July 2002. Originally the interactive map was designed to show only datasets for England as this was the area common to all the partners. Since the launch, feedback has demonstrated that information for Scotland, Wales and marine areas is also required, so MAGIC is widening its geographic extent with the purpose of meeting the needs of MAGIC partners with GB-wide interests. MAGIC has been developed using funds from the Invest to Save Budget (a centralised government budget created to help government departments work together in innovative and more efficient ways) and from both the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). If you are interested in becoming more involved in MAGIC, please contact the project manager Download MAGIC Leaflet (PDF format, 2MB) 
Submitted By: Bob Barnes WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 07/12/2004