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Digital Mapping

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Government Department is the lead body for the development of the Digital National Framework. (198197)

The activities of the Digital National Framework ( are agreed by an Expert Group formed of officials representing local and central Government, non-Department Government bodies and the private sector. Their aim is to promote linkages across national and local datasets, which have a geographic component, to support the sharing of information about a common location. The majority of their resource comes from “in kind” contributions of individual members, supplemented by limited financial sponsorship to cover promotional activities and some technical documentation. Therefore there is no single body taking the lead of the Digital National Framework.