Month: April 2020

Retailing Post-2020 — a Science Fiction Story

This is a follow-up to my previous article about Technology Start-ups under COVID-19 which will form a series over coming weeks. Imagine a future clicks and mortar retailer, possibly post-COVID-19, offering furniture, electrical goods, and white goods. They understand the need to use data and location intelligence much more wisely than they did before COVID-19 changed their …

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Access Free Ordnance Survey Data for COVID-19 Responders

The UK government is taking impressive and extraordinary measures to stimulate innovative solutions to tackle various COVID-19 challenges. Given the wide-ranging application of geospatial data, the Geospatial Commission recently launched a very generous, new COVID-19 data licence for Ordnance Survey premium data. The new license lets organisations involved in COVID-19 responses access premium Ordnance Survey …

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Fighting a Pandemic With Contact Tracing (Part 2)

(8 minute read) Part 1 of this article explored the combined benefits of a top-down and bottoms-up approach to dealing with COVID-19, where the national government tackled matters on a macrocosmic level and local communities, organisations and companies tackled matters on a microcosmic level amidst clusters of stakeholders. Is Contact Tracing Really Worth It? Don’t …

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