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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. 

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.

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.