28th May, 2021

Inspiring the Next Generation of Geospatial Experts

Inspiring the Next Generation of Geospatial Experts

Did you know that 80% of data has a location or ‘geospatial’ element?

Geospatial data already has a significant impact on our lives, from telling us where our nearest coffee shop is to allowing us to assess the weather before making plans. As a sector, geospatial is expected to grow further, yet it’s predicted there will a be significant shortfall in the number of suitably qualified individuals within the next 10 to 20 years.

Murphy Geospatial in partnership with Newcastle University has launched Geospatial UK, a website created to broaden awareness and understanding of geospatial skills and technologies and its applications for the future.

The website is aimed at KS4 and KS5 students who enjoy geography, maps, being outdoors or about using technology to understand data. It includes a range of geospatially themed classroom activities, information about the wide range of careers in the geospatial sector, including job descriptions and pay, as well as highlighting opportunities such as work experience or competitions.

There is also a dedicated page for teachers where you can find guidance and support on improving your own GIS skills including free activities to help deliver curriculum-led geospatial lessons. There are also opportunities for schools to get in touch and book in-school, on-site or virtual sessions with a geospatial topic.

To find out more, visit https://www.geospatialuk.org/