What land use change is needed to meet the UK’s policy objectives, targets and legal obligations, and where in the UK are there opportunities for multifunctional land use (as well as where are the potential areas for conflict)?

Background

Our key focus areas, detailed in our critical policy issues and questions below, are as follows:
• How emerging and developing technologies are likely to impact the future UK geospatial ecosystem, and how best to track its adoption and use in the economy.

• Further developing our understanding and methodology for valuing location data, applications and services to the economy and society.

• Building confidence in the geospatial ecosystem – including understanding changing public attitudes and growing the future pipeline of geospatial skills.

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DSIT Areas of Research Interest 2024 GOV UK

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