Agi foresight 2015 public policy 20100714


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Agi foresight 2015 public policy 20100714

  1. 1. AGI Foresight Study A Vision of the Geospatial industry in 2015 Robin McLaren 1
  2. 2. Part 2: Looking at Policy in 2015 Robin McLaren Know Edge Ltd 2
  3. 3. Global Forces China has a $3 trillion reserve to invest in assets and development around the world Know Edge Ltd 3
  4. 4. Source: We are currently preparing students for jobs that don‟t exist, using technologies that haven‟t been invented in order to solve problems that we don‟t even know are problems yet. Source: 4
  5. 5. Public Sector Information exposes over 3,000 government datasets and the adoption of the „linked data‟ approach will enable significant innovation in its re-use. Free Ordnance Survey data a reality on the 1st April 2010. Where are the proven economic & social benefits? Know Edge Ltd 5 Source:
  6. 6. Institutional Change A new institutional landscape. A new type of public sector – a streamlined, transparent central government with new relationships with the private and third sectors: - citizen empowerment ( - impact on existing business models in private sector. Know Edge Ltd 6
  7. 7. A TechMarketView report said improvements to the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths need to be made in order to create the next generation of software developers. Furthermore, better tax incentives for investment, corporate venturing, R&D support and so on could all help young software companies to flourish in the UK. Know Edge Ltd 7
  8. 8. Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland Tyndrum, Scotland a unique opportunity To successfully implement these strategies with minimal public sector intervention – collaboration is key to success Snowdonia, Wales Know Edge Ltd 8 London, England
  9. 9. UK Location Strategy – 5 strategic actions 1. we know what data we have, and avoid duplicating it; 2. we use common reference data so we know we are talking about the same places; 3. we can share location-related information easily through a common infrastructure of standards, technology and business relationships; 4. we have the appropriate skills, both among geographic professionals and among other professional groups who use location information or support its use; 5. we have strong leadership and governance to drive through change including the implementation of this Strategy and the implementation of INSPIRE. (We call this the Location Council). 9
  10. 10. Well over 50% of respondents to the AGI Foresight Study Questionnaire believe that institutional initiatives will be overtaken by the market We need a new and inclusive approach to how we implement the (refreshed) UK Location Strategy
  11. 11. Crowd sourcing “Five years ago OpenStreetMap didn't exist, so forecasting the future of crowd sourced data feels particularly futile.” “However, the UK is predicted to be complete, at the street level, in 14 months time.” “There will be more than 1,000,000 users in much less than five years time.” Chris Osborne
  12. 12. Source: Few, if any countries, have generated data management policies that truly integrate and utilise this new, valuable resource of large scale, citizen initiated information 12
  13. 13. Environmental Management 1 “In many cases, more information equals greater confusion – another dataset will be around the corner to refute any …“
  14. 14. „In this world the games developers will replace professional GIS specialists.‟ Know Edge Ltd 14
  15. 15. Data Privacy Sharing information about your self should be a transaction where the default is that you reject, in other words you have to opt-in NOT out. Do you want people to know that you are in the UK, in London, at15the IOD….? Know Edge Ltd Source:
  16. 16. Challenging Policy • Adapting to global economic power changes. • Building appropriate GI capacity. • Encouraging public participation by explaining complex geographic phenomena in simple terms. • Creating a UK based global market leader / partnership. • Supporting a new type of public sector. • Devising a new approach to implementing the UK Location Strategy. • Responding to location privacy crisis.
  17. 17. A bright future won’t just happen. It is up to you to make it happen and shape the future. Source: 17