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  • Some of the problems bad address data cause - A picture of a street in Exeter with a missing house, CC-BY-SA Anthony Vosper https://www.geograph.org.uk/more.php?id=2797626 Our work to improve the UK’s address data is not only motivated by the future social and economic benefits, but also by a desire to fix the very real problems that the UK’s bad address data causes. When we launched […]
  • Briefing: 2022 consultation on the National Underground Asset Register - 1. Background: the consultation The Geospatial Commission is part of the Cabinet Office and sets the UK’s geospatial strategy. The National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) forms part of this strategy. NUAR is intended to be ‘​​a digital map of all underground pipes and cables’. The strategy argues that ‘a national approach [to underground asset mapping] […]
  • Let’s stop the UK’s underground data going the same way as its address data - Geospatial data is vital infrastructure for our country, but we’ve made some mistakes in the past. Let’s stop the UK’s underground data going the same way.    Geospatial data about places and things helps us get the services we need. It helps get parcels delivered to the right house, helps us know who we can […]