ELGIN the local roadworks portal acquired by new company
This is a new company established specifically to realize the Government’s vision of opening up local transport data by December 2012 (see Prime Minister statement 7th July and the Chancellor’s Autumn statement this week.)
ELGIN will be the trading name of the new company which is dedicated to preserving the free to view national roadworks portal and extending its range of Open Data and added value services.
ELGIN will soon be launching some major new services and features which will further support the Big Society programme of the present Government and announcing a series of major national partnerships designed to ensure that local roadworks information is distributed in real-time throughout the networked economy.
Commenting on the acquisition, Keith Davenport, Chairman of the ELGIN National Users Group and Traffic Manager for Warwickshire said:
“ELGIN’s plans for the next few months excite me in their ambition and the potential they have to accelerate the availability of roadworks information and the practical implementation of efficiency and communications strategies.
ELGIN delivers on the Prime Minister’s pledge to open up Streetworks data in 2012 but it does so in a controlled and real-time fashion and potentially on an integrated national basis.”
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Note: ELGIN is the nationwide local roadworks portal at www.elgin.gov.uk – it harvests real-time data from over 80 Local Authorities in England and Wales and shares data with public sector bodies such as the Highways Agency and Londonworks. It is the largest roadworks repository in the UK – publishing 1.7 million works per year