Geovation Accelerator Programme Now Open!

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The Geovation Accelerator Programme, backed by Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry, is now open for applications.  Be part of the Autumn cohort on our Accelerator Programme. Applications close 30 August 2021 at 23:59 (BST) The Accelerator Programme offers a wide range of support with 6 months of intensive support and 6 months hands-off support focusing on the go-to-market stage. … Read More

AGI signs up as Locus Charter supporting organisation

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The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) has pledged to promote the ethical use of location data by signing up as a Locus Charter supporting organisation. Together with its members, the AGI will contribute to the Charter’s on-going evolution by providing input and thought-leadership, applying case studies, and incorporating best practices to strengthen its Founding Principles. Denise McKenzie, AGI Chair and … Read More

AGI and RGS-IBG Public Webinars Responsible Use of Location Data in the UK

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In response to the increasing global dialogue regarding the ethical and responsible use of location data, the teams at EthicalGeo (USA) and Benchmark Initiative (UK) have developed and published the Locus Charter. A set of 10 foundation principles promoting the ethical and responsible use of location data around the world. It is important to recognise that ethics is a subject … Read More

Early Careers Network Update – July 2021

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Chair role change We are pleased to announce that current committee members Matt Webster and Tom Perks are jointly stepping up into the roles of ECN Co-Chairs. Rebecca Taylor has done a fantastic job leading ECN as both co-chair and chair for the past 18 months and will continue to support ECN within an advisory role. Call for committee members … Read More

Precisely announces Subscription Licensing for MapInfo Pro

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Precisely announces Subscription Licensing for MapInfo Pro Like many software vendors, Precisely has moved to Subscription Pricing and Licensing for all new licences purchased from 1st July 2021. This is great news for new customers who would have been looking to purchase MapInfo Pro for £1,660 + VAT – as the new pricing is only £590 + VAT per annum. … Read More

Why a Rules Based Plus a Machine Learning Hybrid Approach

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Before we look at the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to manage data, lets first touch on what we mean by AI and take a look at some of the techniques being used today. In its simplest definition AI is the computerised ability to perform tasks commonly associated with human intelligence for example reasoning, discovering patterns, generalising knowledge and learning from experience. AI can be a misleading phrase though and maybe simulated intelligence or even simulated decisions might … Read More

Why Location Data Quality is Important in Policing

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The National Policing Digital Strategy highlights data as a key enabler, helping the UK to shift from a reactive policing model, to building and using proactive and preventative solutions to protect the public from harm. To ensure this happens two of the recommended actions in the strategy is to: Drive data quality and consistency by developing a reference data management guide nationally, … Read More

University of Oxford improves efficiency of estate management with indoor mapping

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15 July 2021 – The University of Oxford has upgraded its estates management processes with a new indoor mapping system to provide more efficient methods of maintaining asset data and how it charges university departments and other tenants for the space they use. Offering easy access to property and interiors data across 300+ buildings and 35,000 spaces using interactive maps, the … Read More

1Spatial receives Esri’s Release Ready Specialty

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Cambridge, UK, 13th July 2021, (www.1spatial.com) 1Spatial, an Esri business partner and global geospatial software and solutions company, is delighted to earn the Esri Release Ready Specialty designation. As a partner in the Release Ready Specialty, 1Spatial is recognised for keeping pace with Esri technology, expertise, and the community by helping users make smart decisions using world class products and solutions. As early adopters … Read More

1Spatial unveils new 1Integrate 3D rules engine

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Cambridge, UK, 13th July 2021, (www.1spatial.com) 1Spatial, the global geospatial software and solutions leader, are increasing the capability of their patented rules engine, 1Integrate, with added support for 3D data. 1Integrate 3.0 now supports full 3D data in its data stores, rules and actions. The updated data visualiser allows you to explore your data efficiently and freely in 3D, and validation and transformation capabilities … Read More