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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.

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 …

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 …

Building correlations between geospatial datasets

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The Geospatial Commission and Partner Bodies have collaborated on a programme of data improvement projects, to develop consistent data standards, improve the discoverability, access, use and quality of Public Sector geospatial datasets.

How geospatial data is supporting the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus and geospatial data Geospatial data has been used to identify causes of disease, track its spread and monitor the recovery of patients since the 19th century, when John Snow mapped cholera outbreaks in London in 1854.  Image: Snow, J. …