With so much at stake, it is vitally important that a far-reaching geospatial strategy for the UK is built on the strongest possible foundations. The task at hand is substantial and the potential benefits for our members – for us all – is immense.
The AGI is pleased to see the Geospatial Commission’s collaborative approach, gathering as many detailed insights as it can from the widest possible audience. We understand that the recently-announced consultation poses general questions in three main areas, and that the answers will feed into a work plan shaping a multi-year strategy:
We’ll be encouraging our members to consider what they’d like to see, and how their views can play a part in this initiative. It’s in everyone’s interest to provide feedback that keeps the spotlight on the latent potential in our nation’s geospatial assets; helping to improve skills, focusing on opportunities for emerging talent; highlighting the need for more investment in innovation throughout our sector.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll announce activities to support the consultation. This is a valuable opportunity for our members, and of course the AGI itself will be providing a consolidated, considered response to the Commission’s invitation.