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The Geospatial Scholarship Fund – A call to action for the geospatial industry

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As we focus on education this year for Black History Month 2021- Proud To Be, we are delighted to place a spotlight on geosciences and the importance of diversity in a subject that informs decisions that affect all our lives.  …

Why the new Space-Enabled and Geospatial DPS is good news

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Yesterday the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) opened the Space-Enabled and Geospatial Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to buyers right across the public sector. The new DPS will make it easier for the public sector to procure access to a broad range …

The secret to great geospatial data portals: start with the user

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Guest blog by Carl Watson, Senior Analyst and UX Lead, British Geological Survey who shares the steps taken to build a data portal for the user.  “After listening to what real users want we have created guidelines for Designing Geospatial …

“Byte-ing Back Better” - Introducing a Q-FAIR approach to Geospatial Data Improvement

Diagram of Q-FAIR, Findable, Accessible,Interoperable and Re-usable

Callum Irving, Senior Data and Standards Advisor, shares the Geospatial Commission’s ambitions to improve access to better location data by making it Q-FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable and of the right Quality that is fit for purpose. Building on …

How charting public perspectives can help unlock the benefits of location data

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Guest blog by Ada Lovelace Institute - The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Sciencewise, Traverse and the Ada Lovelace Institute in a new project that will open a dialogue with members of the public to gather evidence about their perspectives on the ethics of location data use.  

70,000 species in the UK; who records them, and where are they all? The importance of knowing what species are where.

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As Data Standards Lead at the Geospatial Commission I have been investigating species data and the path it takes from getting collected to being made available, to monitor species. Knowing a species geographic location is fundamental to many aspects of biodiversity conservation. 

The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement - one year on

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Jamie Clark, Deputy Director (Commercial) at the Geospatial Commission, provides an overview of how the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA), that has been in place between the Geospatial Commission (GC) and Ordnance Survey (OS) since April 2020, has been delivering …