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The Geospatial Commission

The Geospatial Commission was established in 2018 as an independent, expert committee, within the Cabinet Office, responsible for setting the UK’s geospatial strategy and coordinating public sector geospatial activity.

The Geospatial Commission has a mandate and budget to drive and deliver changes by working in partnership with others. This means we:

  • Provide strategic oversight of the geospatial ecosystem in the UK, setting geospatial strategy, policy and standards
  • Hold the budget for the public sector’s largest investment in geospatial data
  • Make targeted investments in data projects that accelerate innovation and adoption of geospatial data applications

The Open Innovation Team

The Open Innovation Team is a cross-government unit that helps government teams understand the evidence and expert insights relevant to their policy areas. The team’s work normally falls into three main categories:

  • Engagement: organising workshops, seminars, visits, conferences and networking events that bring officials and outside experts together to share insights and ideas
  • Analysis: working with academics and others to research and explain the latest evidence on topics and providing advice on what this evidence means for policy
  • Ideas: working with leading thinkers to generate, develop and test new ideas that policy customers might like to take forward.
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