Crowdsourcing data for maps and locations: apply for funding

28 Nov 2018 02:47 PM

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.5 million to look at ways for users of mapping apps and websites to contribute to better information on locations.

More accurate, complete and open data on geographic locations could help improve public services and increase the impact of charities working in social or environmental fields.

Innovate UK is working in partnership with the Geospatial Commission to invest up to £1.5 million in projects that allow users of mapping apps and websites to participate in creating and maintaining geographic information.

The commission is an expert committee based in the Cabinet Office. It was established by the UK government in 2017 to maximise the value of data linked to location, which could be worth up to £11 billion a year for the economy.

Read an announcement about the creation of the Geospatial Commission last year.

Making information more accurate and complete

The aim of this competition is to support the Geospatial Commission to make information on location more accurate, complete and reliable.

Projects should look at how to give users of mapping services the ability to identify and correct missing, out-of-date and incorrect information.

They should support one of the following areas to:

Find out more about applying for an Innovate UK competition.

Competition information

Find out more about this competition and apply.

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