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How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

Marguerite le Riche from our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team was part of the first round of the Scottish Data Science Accelerator Programme, focusing on automatically extracting buildings from historic maps. Here’s what she learnt, and how this could inform future work at Registers of Scotland (RoS). What is the Data Science Accelerator Programme? The Data Science Accelerator Programme is a professional learning and development programme that … Continue reading How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

Message from the Keeper: October 2018

Customer engagement is a key part of my job as Keeper, and this was well in evidence during October, as I met with stakeholders through more events held as part of our Ayr to Zetland autumn campaign. Over the course of the next couple months I’ll be visiting locations across Scotland, and in the past weeks I’ve followed my first trips to Orkney and Shetland … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: October 2018

From Zetland to Ayr – the first leg of our autumn campaign

Following on from my blog post in September, our Ayr to Zetland Campaign is now well underway. It has been a busy couple of months so far and I’m looking forward to meeting more stakeholders from all over Scotland in the lead up to the festive season. On 25 September, I was lucky enough to travel up to Orkney and Shetland, to attend local faculty … Continue reading From Zetland to Ayr – the first leg of our autumn campaign

ScotLIS celebrates first anniversary

ScotLIS celebrates its first birthday

24 October marks one year since the official launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. ScotLIS is an innovative and intuitive service that offers comprehensive access to RoS data on land and property in Scotland. Since launch, we’ve been hard at work continuing to develop the service, adding numerous improvements and features to the professional offering of ScotLIS, while refreshing the public proposition of ScotLIS … Continue reading ScotLIS celebrates its first birthday

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Development Plan Approval: Plans role

The development plan approval service (DPA) offers a start-to-finish service; from identifying any issues with extent or ownership at the start of the planning stage, through to a deeds check prior to an application being made. We caught up with Colin Mitchell, Plans Officer in DPA to find out more about the part he plays in delivering the service. Tell us a bit about your … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Plans role

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Stakeholder engagement at RoS: Improving advance notices and our land registration application form

Whether it’s the Keeper speaking to solicitors or our customer relationship managers and customer service experts handling specific enquiries, effective collaboration with stakeholders is a cornerstone of our work at RoS. One such channel that’s particularly important is our regular interaction with the Professional Support Lawyers (PSL) group. They represent a valuable way for RoS to gain an understanding of the issues that matter to … Continue reading Stakeholder engagement at RoS: Improving advance notices and our land registration application form