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

Our changing transport landscape

By Simon Bailey, Senior Consultant - Transport and Networks Technical Innovation is talked about in almost every area of life. The advancements have been exponential over the past two years, leading to many opportunities to improve our lives, but also highlighting where we have been slow to move forward. One of those areas is data … Continue reading Our changing transport landscape

Immerse Yourself in a World of Information

With ongoing developments in Augmented Reality (AR), a more immersive medium to interact with address data has opened up. Thanks to the release of the cult game “Pokémon GO” back in the Summer of 2016, AR technology was brought to the masses and did something wonderful – it transcended generation gaps making both children, parents and grandparents aware of this medium, its capabilities and fundamentally got them using it as a location based platform. A platform that enables you to interact with and query features right in front of you, there and then in-situ, in real-time when it is needed most – a powerful capability.