Pragmatex is delighted to have been awarded funding from the Geospatial Commission to investigate the feasibility of using the latest consumer grade technology and artificial intelligence to automate the collection of footway and cycleway inventory and condition data. Working with our partners – One Big Circle and Enodamus, our vision is to make a step change in the management of active travel infrastructure.
More about The Geospatial Commission
The Geospatial Commission was established in 2018 as an independent, expert committee responsible for setting the UK’s geospatial strategy and coordinating public sector geospatial activity. It is part of the UK government’s Cabinet Office and aims to unlock the significant economic, social and environmental opportunities offered by location data and to boost the UK’s global geospatial expertise.
The UK Geospatial Strategy was launched in June 2020 and identified transport as one of nine key location data opportunities. They launched a £2m Small Business Initiative Transport Location data Competition in September 2020 to fund the development of innovative geospatial solutions to contemporary transport challenges.