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Location Data Scotland

Location Data Scotland (LDS), developed in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government, UK Government Geospatial Commission and managed by Optimat Ltd has been established to connect, inform and facilitate collaboration across the geospatial sector in Scotland to drive innovation, unlock skills and enable economic growth. LDS is keen to enhance their understanding of the Scottish geospatial community by capturing existing … Read More

1Spatial unveils new synchronisation functionality to support team-based development and remote collaboration

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Cambridge, UK, 25th May 2021, ( 1Spatial, the global geospatial software and solutions leader, is making collaboration and automation even easier with the latest version of its data validation and enhancement engine, 1Integrate. 1Integrate is now packaged with a Repository Synchronisation Tool to be used alongside version control systems, making it simpler for teams to collaborate; and faster to build, test and deploy rules. This … Read More

Informed Solutions and Astrosat/Intelligent Reality as the winners of the GovTech Catalyst Challenge

Informed Solutions

NatureScot has today launched the next phase of a £1.25 million project using artificial intelligence to improve the management of Scotland’s protected areas. The project, funded through the UK-wide GovTech Catalyst Challenge, is exploring how new and emerging technology can improve access to information about our most valuable nature sites. From a field of 24 tech companies that entered the challenge, … Read More

How do you scale AI responsibly?

Informed Solutions

Organisations of all sizes are adopting AI with increasing pace and scale. This surge of interest and uptake is being driven by the exponential growth of available data, which, when set alongside the huge increases in computational power provided by cloud computing, and the commoditisation of AI software tools and frameworks makes AI and Machine Learning (ML) technologies ever-more attractive. … Read More

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service purchase GIS modelling software

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GIS and specialist modelling software enables fire service to improve workload management and risk planning Press Release, Stevenage, UK, 19th May 2021 Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) has replaced their in-house risk modelling system with the Geographic Information System (GIS) Cadcorp SIS. When the fire service went to market, they had a requirement for an integrated product … Read More

British Red Cross turns to digital mapping to help meet increased demand for support due to Covid-19

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18 May 2021 – The British Red Cross has created new mapping tools using Esri GIS, which are being used by the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCSEP) and its network of over 250 organisations, to improve collaboration as it responds to the Covid-19 crisis. Designed to help meet an increased demand for support from voluntary sector organisations and the public, interactive … Read More

thinkWhere Mapping Portal Helps Scotland Achieve 100 percent Superfast Broadband Coverage


Stirling, Scotland, 13 May 2021 – The Scottish Government is using the latest mapping technology to engage with suppliers and boost broadband coverage in rural communities. Using a cloud-based Geographic Information System (GIS) developed and hosted by thinkWhere, suppliers can identify properties that are currently not connected to superfast broadband and are eligible for vouchers to contribute to the capital … Read More

Dave Heyes wins GeoPlace 2021 Peer Award

David Heyes from Wigan Council was announced as the winner of the 2021 Peer Award at GeoPlace’s 15th annual GeoPlace conference which took place on 13th May 2021. The Award was presented at the GeoPlace Annual Conference, which took place online watched by 876 attendees. The keynote presentation at the conference was from the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister for Housing. … Read More

GeoPlace announces 2021 Exemplar Award winners

GeoPlace announces the winners of its 2021 Exemplar Awards at the 15th Annual GeoPlace conference. The conference was run online and watched by 876 attendees with the keynote presentation delivered by the Rt. Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister for Housing. The GeoPlace Exemplar Award for 2021 was jointly awarded to Barnsley Metropolitan District Council and Northumberland County Council for two separate … Read More

Remembering Professor Ian Masser

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A geospatial pioneer with a passion for collaboration We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Ian Masser whose leadership, enthusiasm and generosity in sharing his expertise will be sorely missed by all in the geocommunity. Many AGI members will remember his great support and active participation in developing the Association, and he was a familiar face … Read More