29th March 2010

What have we been doing?

Viv Alexander

It’s nearly 2 months since the GeoVation Awards Programme Showcase held at the Royal Geographical Society. Here’s a summary of some of the days activities and a reminder, from John Abbott of what GeoVation will be working on following the event.

Since 26 February GeoVation has been working with the winning ventures on their expenditure plans, sponsoring and participating in a vibrant WhereCamp EU – a great format!, canvassing views and suggestions on what GeoVation does next  (if you missed the chance to respond we’re always keen to hear from you at champions@geovation.org.uk on your thoughts and suggestions); talking to other networks and beavering away at the nitty-gritty required to make what happens next happen!

It’s great to see other GeoVation finalists developing their ventures and we’ll post on their activity over the coming weeks too. Whilst Ordnance Survey colleagues weren’t eligible to enter the GeoVation Awards programme, we ran a “GeoVation Ideas Challenge” within Ordnance Survey too. These ideas were also posted and rated by the GeoVation Community at the GeoVation Challenge website  .  Based on these ratings, Rob Trent won for his disability access idea . Rob will be posting on this soon.

GeoVation are also supporting Nat’s big walk with Ordnance Survey maps for the Scottish coastline and we look forward to Nat’s upcoming regular posts here as he walks around the entire coastline of mainland Britain fund raising for three charities.

Chris

The GeoVation Team