The Department for Education sought views on whether proposed subject content will develop the digital skills needed for work and everyday life. Our response focused on the further development of spatial literacy and the use of digital map apps and websites.
In our reponse to the DCMS consultation, we identify examples and opportunities for geospatial data use, advocate for geospatial training, and raise issues around personal privacy.
Our written evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for scrutiny of how geospatial data is collected and shared, and how this impacts privacy.
Our response notes that draft standards do not sufficiently recognise important geographical digital skills and privacy issues around geospatial data.
Our evidence to the Cabinet Office focuses on the role of geography in delivering geospatial and broader geographical skills. We highlight a need to support subject specialist staff and relevant GI training in schools and HE.
Our response to the UK Statistics Authority's draft code of practice for statistics notes the essential role of geography in linking and contextualising datasets.
We highlight how geography and GI can enable more efficient transport networks
A consultation on measuring and reporting the SDGs. Our response emphasises the importance of GI to evaluating SDG progress
Our joint response with the AGI notes that geography determines transport and that locational intelligence can improve transport networks. It also includes a range of evidence on transport use and sustainability.
Our response to the green paper on industrial strategy pays particular attention to the role of social sciences in developing skills, and the need for a geographical/spatial basis to regional development planning.
Our written evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the STEM skills gap.
Response submitted 2017
Our response welcomes voluntary frameworks, and advocates for greater recognition of the diversity of data types and research practices.
Our response to the consultation on topics for the 2021 Census in England and Wales explains how census data is used by geographers, and the importance of consistency in census definitions.
In evidence submitted to the Commons Science and Technology Committee, we outline how geographers use census data, and its importance to social science research and government decision-making.
Our response welcomes the proposed release of certain OS datasets, and argues for sustained long-term funding for OS and MasterMap.
Our response stresses the importance to the social sciences of investment and development towards data collection, management and analysis facilities.
Our response welcomes the proposed greater flexibility for teachers in choosing case studies, and the inclusion of fieldwork and GIS in geographical education.
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