Volunteering makes a difference

By Amber Hill, Research and Communications Coordinator at GeoPlace There is an expansive amount of research detailing the benefits of volunteering to employees, their organisations and most importantly the community. These include: It can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general Volunteers are given a sense of achievement … Continue reading Volunteering makes a difference

How to put on a brilliant Gazetteers @GIS Day event

By Georgina Carr, Digital Marketing Manager at GeoPlace   On 15th November, we collaborated with people from over 60 local authorities across England and Wales to shout about location data. Local authority participants put on an eclectic series of events to personally reach their colleagues, make connections across departments, and raise awareness about the value … Continue reading How to put on a brilliant Gazetteers @GIS Day event

The Budget: housing, the digital economy and a Geospatial Commission

By Steve Brandwood, Executive Director of Engagement at GeoPlace I attended the HM Land Registry Local Land Charges Conference at the beautiful St George’s Hall in Liverpool yesterday.  It was a fascinating and enjoyable day which I’ll talk more of later. Yesterday was also Budget Day and I was keeping an eye on the announcements … Continue reading The Budget: housing, the digital economy and a Geospatial Commission