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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 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 …

Buried treasure: unlocking the value of archive data

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The Geospatial Commission and its Partner Bodies have collaborated to provide this Best Practice Guide: Extracting data from Archives. In these times of fast-paced change, our archive data which contains a rich layer of location data will become increasingly important, delivering value to the economy and wider society.

National Underground Assets Register (NUAR), Northumbrian Water Group and a Culture of Innovation

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  At Northumbrian Water Group innovation is part of our DNA. We seek out new thinking and greater collaborations to tackle both our own and society’s wider challenges. A key example of this is our work alongside the Geospatial Commission …