Our case studies make the case for the importance and relevance of geography, covering research and impact from across the discipline
A collection of case studies and policy briefings that showcase the impact of geography.
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 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.
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.
A major public exhibition highlighted the involvement of local guides and communities in three centuries of Western exploration.
The Co$ting Nature policy support tool helps to map the relative value provided to humanity by protected areas and other ecosystems.
Improving understanding of UK internal migration informs policy responses to local demographic change.
New technology for forecasting the effect of cold weather on roads has improved safety and reduced cost for councils.
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.
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.
A policy briefing outlining the problem of arsenic contamination and offering policy recommendations on the issue.
This 2016 policy briefing offers recommendations for flood management policy in the UK across a variety of domains.
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.
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