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geospatial commission

21
Dec
2017
5

Data for the public good

By Miranda Sharp, Head of Smart Cities Practice at OS

We’re pleased to welcome the National Infrastructure Commission’s report, Data for the public good.  As custodian of Britain’s geospatial database, containing over half a billion data points and updated up to 20,000 times a day, we recognise the challenges and opportunities of using information to make more of our infrastructure assets.

In our response to the original consultation, we called for a multi-party group to make infrastructure data accessible, using a framework of data standards for quality and interoperability. We’re pleased to be named in the report as part of the Task Group which will take forward this proposal.  Read More

24
Nov
2017
2

Autumn Budget announcement on Geospatial Commission

By Nigel Clifford, Ordnance Survey Chief Executive 

 

It was great to see ‘geospatial’ highlighted in the Autumn Budget on Wednesday. 

  

Geospatial data already supports a wide range of economic activity and there is a significant opportunity to generate growth through more effective, co-ordinated use of the vast range of geospatial data captured and managed on behalf of government. In light of this, we look forward to working with the Geospatial Commission to investigate ways to capture the full potential of that growth as it co-ordinates the geospatial agenda for the country.  Read More