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data discoverability

5
Aug
2019
1

How do you search for geospatial data?

Interested in data? Complete our survey to help us understand how people like you search for geospatial data.

Earlier this year the ‘Data Discoverability’ project, sponsored by the Geospatial Commission, took some really positive steps towards making it easier to find and access location-based information (or ‘geospatial’ data) on the web by:

  • Publishing a standardised geospatial data catalogue on data.gov.uk for each of the Geo6* organisations, and;
  • Making a number of user-research based recommendations for data publishers and search tool providers.

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23
Jan
2019
1

Data Discoverability with Geo6

Lisa Allen, Head of Data Management and Requirements in the OS Data Office, shares her insight on the recent Geo6 workshop.

As the first of four Geospatial Commission projects looking to improve the quality, accessibility and usability of all UK location-based data, the Geo6 recently held its third workshop on Data Discoverability.

Collectively known as the ‘Geo6’, this refers to a collaboration between OS, British Geological Survey (BGS), Coal Authority (CA), HM Land Registry (LR), UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and the Valuation Office Agency (VoA).

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