Using mapping software to provide accessible intelligence to political and administrative decision makers in West and East Agder county

The county of West and East Agder is responsible for regional development, upper secondary education, transport, culture, economic development, public health and dental services. The councils provide information to a wide range of stakeholders about what is happening within each of the municipalities and regions.

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Espen Moseidjord is a project leader for the provision of statistics for West and East Agder county. He says there is a high demand for data and statistics, but as this comes from a number of different sources, it has in the past been difficult to present a composite picture. “This was the impetus for developing a new statistics and analytics portal,” he says. “We wanted to give users a way of getting hold of the latest data so political decisions could be based on real facts instead of assumptions.”

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