10 innovative schemes win government data funding

A number of innovative schemes from across the UK have won government funding to look at new ways of using location-based data to help people in their everyday lives.

Among the new systems are those focusing on the safest roads for cyclists to use in busy cities, creating a database of all the UK’s trees and the launch an indoor mapping system to help people find their way around public buildings.

Also receiving funding are projects to highlight mobile phone signal blackspots, help tackle travel problems experienced by disabled people, and boost public understanding of the planning system.

Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden said: “We are investing in location-based data technology to improve public services and the way people experience them. I’m delighted to see such innovative ideas come forward, which will help people in their everyday lives and keep the UK at the forefront of this exciting new technology.”

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