Developing household-scale metrics to tackle water insecurity

Research by geographers into household water insecurity is improving understanding and helping mitigate water insecurity, and developing flexible research tools for global use.

Spatial Hub: Turning local government data into self-sustaining assets

Local government organisations in Scotland are using the Spatial Information Service's Spatial Hub to share and unlock the potential of local government data.

Understanding and addressing fire, degradation and carbon emissions in Indonesia’s peatlands

Geographical research has highlighted and quantified the significant carbon emissions associated with fire, drainage and plantations in tropical peatlands, influencing policy, monitoring and rehabilitation worldwide.

Intelligent highway management: How spending on local roads and footpaths is decided

Manchester City Council worked with Gaist to ensure it had the right data to secure additional investment for maintaining its highways network to support the city’s growth ambitions.

Access to local services that keep me healthy, safe and well

The unique reference number given to every property in Great Britain is linking public health data with local services, to build a clear picture of residents’ health and wellbeing in Kent.

Preserving the nation’s digital map heritage

The British Library, together with the UK’s five other Legal Deposit Libraries, is working with thinkWhere to preserve the nation’s extensive catalogue of digital map datasets for future generations.

Using unique property references for effective asset management in Conwy

Conwy Borough Council is using Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRN) to keep its asset management system up to date and help public services run more efficiently.

Improving access to information in emergency response situations

Geographic information is being used to help humanitarian and government organisations visualise data about disasters to predict, prepare and respond to emergencies in Cambodia.

Connecting the unconnected communities

Internet service provider Quickline worked with emapsite, a location services platform, to connect business and communities to super-fast broadband.

Improving the health and quality of rivers and water bodies

Monitoring and mitigating changes in flow, sediment plants and insects supports the ecological quality of bodies of fresh water.

Small area data: Looking towards a 2021 census

This 2014 collection of short case studies demonstrates the value of small area census data, and advocates for retaining the method in the the 2021 Census