The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million to fund projects for crowdsourcing the creation and/or maintenance of geospatial datasets.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1.5 million
Opens: 26th Nov 2018
Closes: 30th Jan 2019
The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. These will use crowdsourcing to create, update and maintain information related to geographic location, to make it more useful.
The aim of this competition is to find ways for users of a mapping app or website to take part in creating and/or maintaining geospatial datasets.
The Geospatial Commission’s main goal is to ensure data is useful by helping to make it more accurate, complete and available. The ideal solution would give service users the power to identify and correct any missing, out of date or wrong data.
Your proposal must demonstrate:
By the early 2020s your project must do at least one of these things:
Your project must focus on using crowdsourcing to support applications in one of the following 3 areas:
To lead a project you must:
Projects with total eligible costs:
To collaborate on a project you must be a UK based business, of any size, academic organisation, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO).
The Geospatial Commission has allocated up to £1.5 million for this competition. It is expecting to fund projects with total eligible costs of between £50,000 and £750,000, including:
For feasibility studies and industrial research projects you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Innovate UK will not fund projects that do not use crowdsourcing of geospatial data to contribute to the project aims.