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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

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European Business Analyst of the Year

A blog written by Linda Parker, in our new registers team. Read more below about Linda’s experience at the European Business Analyst of the Year Awards. For a few years now a friend of mine from the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysts) has been encouraging me to apply for the European Business Analyst of the Year Award. Up until this year, 2018, I’ve resisted … Continue reading European Business Analyst of the Year

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How we’re going greener this October

As a public body, we’re keenly aware of our environmental responsibilities. Readers of our most recent annual report, for example, will have noticed that in 2017-18 we delivered a 68 percent carbon emission saving in our Glasgow office, as well as a 16 per cent saving in paper usage across the entire organisation. Also in 2018 we’ve hired our first Sustainability Manager, who you can … Continue reading How we’re going greener this October

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Vote for Hillary – Guide Dog of the Year 2018

Blog by Jacq Kelly, Media and Public Affairs Manager here at RoS There’s been a lot of love shown towards Hillary, RoS’ guide dog extraordinaire, since she and I started working at Meadowbank House in May last year. When I arrived on my first day she already had her own bowl. A bed that looks comfier than mine followed shortly after, as did many much appreciated … Continue reading Vote for Hillary – Guide Dog of the Year 2018