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Geography in Government Awards 2023

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We are delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for the Geography in Government Awards 2023.

Thank you to everyone that submitted a nomination the standard as always was very high, and it was very difficult for the judges to whittle down to the shortlisted below.

The winner of each category and the overall winner will be announced at our awards ceremony in May.

Operational Delivery

Enabling the UK's first Carbon Storage Licensing Round with GIS. GIS Team, North Sea Transition Authority.

The Ongoing Provision of Geospatial Support to Defence Aviation, Ministry of Defence.

The National Underground Asset Register. The NUAR OneTeam, Geospatial Commission.

Contribution to Policy Development

Getting to the Point: Accelerating EV chargepoint rollout through geospatial data. Geospatial Commission’s Transport Sector Team, Geospatial Commission.

Evidence based decisions at the Forestry Commission. The Evidence and Analysis Team in Forest Services, The Forestry Commission.

Socio-Economic Ward Profiles. Economics Unit, Strategy & Intelligence Directorate, Westminster City Council.

Excellence in Innovation

A novel approach to measuring numbers of people visiting natural spaces in England using crowdsourced and open datasets. Joint Mobility Squad, Defra, ONS and Natural England.

Rivercraft 2. FCRM Flood Digital, Improvements Digital and Skills, Environment Agency.

Defra's Noise Modelling System: a tool for local, regional and national planning to manage noise pollution. Noise and Statutory Nuisance Team, Defra.

Emergency and Crisis Response

Foundation GEOINT support to the Ukraine crisis. Defence Geographic Centre, Ministry of Defence.

JIGSO Project. JIGSO Project Team, Welsh Government

Automated address validation for COVID-19. The Geospatial Team, Data Science & Geospatial, UKHSA.

Excellence in Geo-visualisation

ONS Geography 30 Day Map Challenge. ONS Geography, Office for National Statistics.

Census Maps. Digital Content, Office for National Statistics.

Cartographic styling for the National Geographic Database (NGD). Geographic Data Visualisation, Ordnance Survey.

Botanical Heatmaps and Summarised Botanical value map. Natural England Natural Capital Ecosystem Assessment team, Natural England.

Excellence in Local and Regional Sector

Environmental Justice Measure. Environmental Justice Measure Project Team, Westminster City Council.

Contribution to Public Sector Geography

Geospatial Virtual Work Experience. Team Geospatial Work Experience, Ordnance Survey.

The 'Geography for Data Science and Analysis' module for the Government Data Science Graduate Programme. Module development team, Office for National Statistics, Ordnance Survey and Data Science Campus.

Image Interpretation Training. Defence Geographic Centre, Ministry of Defence.


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