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Building a data community

GeoPlace LLP has first-hand experience in creating communities based on a common interest in data, where members can amplify the impact of their work. This does not happen by accident - it can only happen with a deliberate and coordinated approach to community building.

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Partnership working

GeoPlace partners with several organisations. Find out more about some of them below.


Local Government Association (LGA)

The Local Government Association (LGA) is a politically led, cross-party national membership body for local authorities. Its core membership comprises 339 English councils and 22 Welsh councils through the Welsh Local Government Association.


Ordnance Survey (OS)

Ordnance Survey (OS) is Great Britain's national mapping agency. It carries out the official surveying of GB, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, which is relied on by government, business and individuals.


Geospatial Commission

The Geospatial Commission is an expert committee that sets the UK's geospatial strategy and promotes the best use of geospatial data – it advises government on the most productive and economically valuable uses of geospatial data.



JAG(UK) represents the best interests of every Highway and Road Authority in the United Kingdom. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with JAG(UK), enabling support that provides advice and support to the government through the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee, and via direct contact with government departments.



HAUC(UK) brings highway authorities, utilities and government together with the aim of working safely and smartly to reduce the impact of street and road works on members of the public throughout the UK. We coordinate our work with HAUC(UK) through the JAG(UK) partnership. We run HAUC(UK) annual conference on their behalf, and manage their website and the HAUC app. We also project manage projects such as the Road to Net Zero. See more about HAUC(UK) here.


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