Geospatial innovations that can help transform the Transport sector

A talk by Alasdair Kyle
Innovation Lead, Geospatial Commission

09 November 2021, 10:00 AM

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About this talk

The Geospatial Commission (part of the Cabinet Office) will showcase seven geospatial innovations which aim to transform the Transport sector. These innovations are being developed by seven SMEs who are funded by the Geospatial Commission as part of the departments Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Transport Location Data Competition, in partnership with Innovate UK.

The seven geospatial innovations that will be covered are summarised below: 1. An Artificial Intelligence and visualisation tool to identify evolving ship patterns of movement to inform the planning of future offshore wind farms.

  1. A software as a service system that uses anonymised location data from CCTV cameras to help Local Authorities manage active travel routes and improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and other active travel users.

  2. A flexible and optimised geofence to increase the usage and effectiveness of low emissions zones for air quality improvements.

  3. An advanced modelling solution that brings together a range of geospatial and freight datasets to improve the understanding of freight movements within the UK.

  4. An Artificial Intelligence tool which helps commercial fleets adopt the optimum zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure.

  5. A Digital Twin of the rail network which utilises track circuit sensor and location data to increase capacity and efficiency of the rail network without compromising safety.

  6. A system that utilises train location and sensor data to understand track geometry characteristics and detect underlying track faults in near real time at scale.

The talk will introduce the audience to geospatial data, tell them what it is and highlight how innovative uses of geospatial and location data can be used to help transform and digitise sectors, using the transport sector as an example.