In search of positive disruption from Hammond’s tech-friendly budget

March 14, 2017

We really are at the end of business as usual. Across every sector of the UK economy – and infrastructure really is no exception – the disruptors are heading our way. Buoyed by Chancellor Philip Hammond’s latest budget £500M commitment to developing new technologies, robotics and communication networks, and driven by the latest draft industrial […]


Talking tech – a geospatial journey from Land Rovers to drones and beyond

February 28, 2017

My neighbours think I’m mad! The minor rewiring project on my beloved Series III Land Rover expanded recently and meant that, over the last few weeks, rain, shine and often by torchlight, I have been spotted kerbside clutching wires, switches, sockets and soldering iron. I’ve had a few old cars over the years. None have […]


Can we rise to the next generation upskill challenge? GEO Careers aims to do just that.

February 9, 2017

Chatting to teachers at a recent school parents’ evening reminded me once again of the gulf that still exists between the classroom and the real world of infrastructure and the built environment. While there is without question a growing appreciation of the career opportunities associated with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, it is […]


Can geospatial engineers lead the UK’s post-Brexit innovation drive?

February 3, 2017

Having waded through the Government’s latest Green Paper consultation on “Building Our Industrial Strategy”, tackling low productivity is clearly key to driving growth and boosting living standards across a post-Brexit United Kingdom economy. As such, the ten-pillar plan published this week and trumpeted by Prime Minister Theresa May to “tackle our underlying weaknesses” should make […]



January 16, 2017

Well wasn’t I brave last week! Having bought my Virgin train ticket to Birmingham, I finally found the courage to tick the e-ticket box allowing me to travel paper ticketless all the way and back with nothing but an iPhone to clutch. No big deal really. For me anyway. In fact, I can’t believe that […]


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