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A focus on skills for Scotland’s expanding geospatial sector

February 2024

A recent article in Scottish Business News highlighted the focus on skills for the expanding geospatial sector in Scotland, a direct result of the work carried out during the Location Data Scotland pilot programme.

📌 LDS in partnership with The University of Edinburgh and Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Scotland have created a unified skills roadmap for the geospatial sector.

📣 A first-of-its-kind pilot programme has been initiated with Fife College to develop and test a dedicated geospatial skills course as an introduction into the Geospatial industry.

Rebecca Reid, Skills and Capabilities Policy Lead at Geospatial Commission said:

At the Geospatial Commission, our strategy is to ensure the UK stays ahead of the curve in revolutionising location data and technologies. Location Data Scotland supported by University of Edinburgh and AGI Scotland has been instrumental in driving the skills agenda forward, encouraging academia to actively consider this as part of their course curriculum.

This is a great step forward for the geospatial sector in Scotland.