UK geospatial sector urged to share future vision


The government has urged the UK’s geospatial sector to share their views on the future vision, as part of a call for evidence

The creation of the Geospatial Commission was announced in November 2017, to enhance the value of data linked to location, which could generate £11bn a year.

By using location data, geospatial technology is transforming services across the private and public sectors to contribute to the #SmarterGov Government campaign, which aims to help deliver wider economic growth and productivity.

From emergency services, transport planning, and 5G networks, to housing, smarter cities and drones – the UK’s geospatial infrastructure has the potential to revolutionise the UK’s economy.

The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lidington, said: “The data revolution is changing the way we see the world and the way we live our lives – and this government is determined to make the most of the opportunities it presents.

“The launch of today’s call for evidence is another key milestone in the Geospatial Commission’s exciting journey. We want to hear how the use of geospatial data can support economic growth and productivity across the United Kingdom, while transforming how public services are delivered.

“This is crucial in helping to inform the UK’s first ever Geospatial Strategy, which the Government will launch next year.”


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