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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.

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 …

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.

A significant year for the UK on the global geospatial scene

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We’re delighted to kick-start our series of “international” blogs with a guest blog from David Henderson marking the 10th anniversary of the Committee of Experts and reporting back on three key tangible outcomes from the latest UN-GGIM virtual meeting held in August.

Transport: Where do we go from here?

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The Geospatial Commission wants to better understand how access to location data can support commercial innovation in mobility services. Dr Steve Unger will be chairing a new Transport Location Data Taskforce, which will bring together businesses interested in exploiting location data with key public sector organisations.

Datgloi pŵer lleoliad Strategaeth geo-ofodol - A geospatial perspective from Wales

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Did you know that the UK’s Geospatial Strategy is available to download in Welsh? The Geospatial Commission asked Dr Richard Fry,  Senior Lecturer in Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Swansea University Medical School, to shine a light on …

Unlocking our understanding of where we live

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The Geospatial Commission asked me to write a blog post for them following on from their open identifiers announcement.  First thought was what a great honour!  But then my second thought was, what messages do I really want to land …