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£1.5 million geospatial competition to improve public services

27 December 2018


A share of up to £1.5 million is available to test crowdsourcing of geospatial data

The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. These will use crowdsourcing to create, update and maintain information related to geographic location, to make it more useful.

Eligible organisations could receive between £50,000 to £750,000 towards their project.

The aim of the competition is to explore the benefits and challenges of crowdsourcing data. It will encourage different organisations to work together to identify innovative new ways for crowdsourced data, to either:

  • improve the delivery of public services
  • support the third sector
  • enhance the quality of open public datasets

Your proposal must demonstrate how your project will have benefits, in either scope or scale, beyond the initial funding phase. It must also involve the owner or curator of any existing dataset you are using.

The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Find out more about the competition and apply here.