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

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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 …

Understanding the planning and housing geospatial data landscape

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Annabelle Sampah - As lead, for the Housing and Planning Programme in the Geospatial Commission, I believe the opportunities are endless. However, early on in our investigations, we realised that it was quite difficult to get a good baseline view of what was happening across the sector and where further action could be taken to add value.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week - What is a geospatial apprenticeship?

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Unlocking the value of geospatial technology requires developing more people with the right skills to work with location data, across organisations and sectors, to meet the UK’s future needs and support global development.  The Geospatial Commission is collaborating with a …

Launching the Developer Licence 2.0

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The National Archives is pleased to introduce the Developer Licence 2.0.  As with the licence it replaces, it is part of the UK Government Licensing Framework (UKGLF) which provides the policy and legal framework for the re-use of public sector …