Improving adult basic digital skills

Our response notes that draft standards do not sufficiently recognise important geographical digital skills and privacy issues around geospatial data.

Geospatial Commission: Call For Evidence

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.

Fourth Industrial Revolution Inquiry

We highlight the importance of geospatial technologies and geographical data to the UK's economy, and, in relation to this, the role of geography and geographers in future industrial development

Draft code of practice for statistics

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.

 

 

Mayor of London draft Transport Strategy

We highlight how geography and GI can enable more efficient transport networks

ONS approach to measuring and reporting SDGs in the UK

A consultation on measuring and reporting the SDGs. Our response emphasises the importance of GI to evaluating SDG progress

Building our industrial strategy

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.

Closing the STEM skills gap inquiry

Our written evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the STEM skills gap.

Response submitted 2017

2021 Census: initial view on content for England and Wales

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.

The census and social science inquiry

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.

Policy options for geographic information from Ordnance Survey

Our response welcomes the proposed release of certain OS datasets, and argues for sustained long-term funding for OS and MasterMap.