Our case studies make the case for the importance and relevance of geography, covering research and impact from across the discipline
Geographical research aimed to improve the lives of the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities in Brighton.
Sefton Council combined council data and Cadcorp web mapping software to create an interactive online portal
The National Audit Office modelled journey times to jobcentre locations, providing a tool for estate management
Research by geographers into household water insecurity is improving understanding and helping mitigate water insecurity, and developing flexible research tools for global use.
Geographical research on refugee children’s experiences of the asylum process has contributed to improved decision making and welfare outcomes.
A better understanding of workers’ rights in post-Brexit trade deals improves trade policies.
Fostering effective and engaged collaborative research on climate change in Bangladesh may help mitigate the country’s vulnerability, especially to sea-level rise.
A policy briefing outlining the problem of arsenic contamination and offering policy recommendations on the issue.
Young people’s inputs to urban planning and design has improved Garden Village developments
Research into cliff erosion, and the effects of climate change on the rate of erosion, helped to determine the risk of impact for cliff residents and their homes.
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.
Geographical research changed government policy and popular understanding of the importance of common land and green space in local communities.
A major public exhibition highlighted the involvement of local guides and communities in three centuries of Western exploration.
New technology for forecasting the effect of cold weather on roads has improved safety and reduced cost for councils.
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.
The Co$ting Nature policy support tool helps to map the relative value provided to humanity by protected areas and other ecosystems.
New techniques for the restoration of rivers have aided urban regeneration and improved local environmental quality.
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.
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.
Geographic information is being used to help humanitarian and government organisations visualise data about disasters to predict, prepare and respond to emergencies in Cambodia.
Modelling and forecasting patterns of demographic change helps regions to prepare for the impacts of national policy changes.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and thinkWhere are using open source software, open data and cloud technology to coordinate a global network of volunteers providing mapping for disaster preparation, response and recovery.
Internet service provider Quickline worked with emapsite, a location services platform, to connect business and communities to super-fast broadband.
Scotland’s Spatial Information Service is working with the private, public, professional and educational sectors to inspire young people to embrace opportunities in geospatial information.
South Ayrshire Council is using interactive maps to make information about local issues more accessible, meaningful and engaging.
This briefing paper addresses 10 controversies, evaluating popular notions around health risks, geographies of alcohol consumption, and norms or cultures around drinking.
Mapping the magnetic properties of soils across England and Wales has assisted the Ministry of Defence in creating specifications for new mine detectors.
Improving understanding of UK internal migration informs policy responses to local demographic change.
A policy briefing exploring geographical perspectives on water policy in the UK
A briefing paper exploring the geographical research and evidence relating to the impact of migration on the economy and society of the UK.
This 2016 policy briefing offers recommendations for flood management policy in the UK across a variety of domains.
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
Local government organisations in Scotland are using the Spatial Information Service's Spatial Hub to share and unlock the potential of local government data.
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