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The Geospatial Scholarship Fund – A call to action for the geospatial industry

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As we focus on education this year for Black History Month 2021- Proud To Be, we are delighted to place a spotlight on geosciences and the importance of diversity in a subject that informs decisions that affect all our lives.  …

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. 

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 …

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 …

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 …