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“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. 

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.