Unlocking the power of location: the Geospatial Commission's Annual Plan 2022/23

A Talk by Thalia Baldwin, Alexandra Notay and Steve Unger
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This event will publicly launch the Geospatial Commission’s Annual Plan 2022/2023 and a Location Data Ethics policy paper. It will consist of three expert panel discussions reflecting on the ethical use of location data, the National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) programme and land use data.

Following the launch of the UK’s Geospatial Strategy in 2020, this second Geospatial Commission annual plan reflects on the growing use of location data as a strategic national asset to support levelling up, help meet net zero targets and drive science and technology. The location data ethics policy paper, a commitment set out in the UK’s Geospatial Strategy, proposes an ABC - Accountability, Bias and Clarity - as the building blocks for good governance of location data use, to maximise public trust and confidence in the use, sharing and reuse of location data.


3pm to 3.10pm - Opening remarks by Thalia Baldwin, Director of the Geospatial Commission, giving overview of the Annual Plan 2022/23

3.10pm to 3.35pm - Panel on Location Data Ethics policy paper. Chaired by Nigel Clifford and joined by David Leslie from The Alan Turing Institute and Reema Patel from IPSOS

3.35pm to 4pm - Panel on the National Underground Asset Register (NUAR). Chaired by Steve Unger, Geospatial Commissioner joined by Shelley Copsey from FLYD and Heidi Mottram from Northumbrian Water

4pm to 4.25pm - Panel on Land Use. Chaired by Alex Notay, Geospatial Commissioner joined by Rupert Lewis from The Royal Society and Louise Heathwaite, Geospatial Commissioner and Lancaster University

4.25pm to 4.30pm - Closing remarks by Thalia Baldwin, Director of the Geospatial Commission

4.30pm to 5pm - Networking

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