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Geospatial data is infrastructure: our response to the UK’s National Geospatial Strategy

Tue Nov 20, 2018
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Our response to the Geospatial Commission’s call for evidence focuses on the need to recognise that geospatial data is infrastructure

In October 2018, the ODI responded to the UK government Geospatial Commission’s call for evidence to shape its National Geospatial Strategy. The call for evidence aims to help align the commission’s strategic interests with the value across the wider geospatial sector and requested views on future challenges and opportunities. The strategy will be published in 2019.

Our response focuses on the need to recognise that geospatial data is infrastructure; and on the importance of a workforce skilled in artificial intelligence and machine learning to ensure that the UK can take advantage of the increasing number of available geospatial datasets.

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