Locus Charter launched to promote responsible use of location data

24 March 2021, London – A coalition of location data practitioners has developed an ethics charter to promote responsible use of location technology. The Locus Charter, facilitated by The Benchmark Initiative and EthicalGeo, is a proposed set of common international principles that can guide responsible practice when using location data, including through safeguarding privacy, protecting the vulnerable, and addressing any harmful impacts of bias in data. Continue reading “Locus Charter launched to promote responsible use of location data”

Vault 7: Security and Location Data

Not long ago, I talked here about UAV Cloud Data: we are generating a ton of location data, and need some effective way to store it on the cloud. Two things have to be considered: it needs to be secure, so it cannot be accessed by just anyone, but it also needs to be available to those who are authorized to view and use it. Continue reading “Vault 7: Security and Location Data”

UPRN release to support greater sharing of location data

Supporting the local government transparency and government open data agendas, Ordnance Survey, GeoPlace and the Improvement Service are enabling AddressBase internal business use customers to release Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) on a royalty free and open basis. The move will facilitate the release and sharing of public and private sector addressing databases. Continue reading “UPRN release to support greater sharing of location data”

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