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First national maps of pesticide and fertiliser use

Environmental Policy territory management UK

First national maps of pesticide and fertiliser use

6th March 2019

Innovative new datasets, estimating the amount of pesticides and fertilisers used in each 1km square in England annually, have been produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

The data will provide researchers, water companies and policy-makers with more information on the likely extent of pesticide and fertiliser use across landscapes so they can work with the agricultural industry to develop more sustainable farming methods, including greater efficiency in agrochemical application.

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Feedback invited on OS Open Zoomstack

Open Big Data Policy Central government

17th July 2018

Feedback invited on OS Open Zoomstack

Since the Geospatial Commission first announced its support for an Open MasterMap, the community has been waiting with interest for more detailed news about OS’s roadmap for delivering on that initiative.

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 Response to OS MasterMap update by Geospatial Commission

Big Data Policy

13th June 2018

Response to OS MasterMap update by Geospatial Commission

Improving access to information helps our economy to thrive, and may have a positive impact on all of our lives. The AGI welcomes the Geospatial Commission’s announcement today as a sign of long-term commitment to realising the potential of geospatial information in, and for, Great Britain.

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AGI Contribution to the Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management

Big Data Policy

25th July 2017

AGI Contribution to the Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management

Next week is the 7th meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management.

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The importance of geospatial information discussed at the United Nations

Policy

8th September 2015

The importance of geospatial information discussed at the United Nations

The Fifth Committee of Experts meeting was held in New York during the week of 3rd to 7th August 2015. For those who are not aware, UN-GGIM (United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management – hence the acronym) is a formal part of the United Nations system with a mandate from the Economic and Social Council (which, alongside General Assembly, the Security Council and the International Court of Justice make up the main bodies of the UN).  

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UN-GGIM - call for comments from members? (Required by 30th July)

Policy

23rd July 2015

UN-GGIM - call for comments from members? (Required by 30th July)

Over the last few years AGI members will probably have heard of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (or UN-GGIM for short) – a new part of the UN structure which is focusing on issues relevant to our industry. The Committee meets once a year and the fifth session is being held from 5-7th August 2015.  Ordnance Survey and the Office for National Statistics will be attending and representing the United Kingdom.

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