You asked, we answered: Our GIS team on lessons learnt, web mapping and QGIS

Back at the start of the summer, we shared our story about moving to open source systems – and it received quite a response from the GIS community online! Thank you to everyone who liked, shared and commented on the article. We had a number of questions on the back of its publication here and on social media, so we thought it’d be useful to … Continue reading You asked, we answered: Our GIS team on lessons learnt, web mapping and QGIS

How our GIS team moved to open source systems

Fiona, our GIS Business Manager, shares the journey our GIS team has taken to move their jobs to fully open source systems. It’s been around two years in the making, but we are no longer reliant on ESRI (ArcGIS), ORACLE or any other proprietary software! Aligning GIS with the organisation-wide shift to open source systems, I had the privilege of completing the journey very recently … Continue reading How our GIS team moved to open source systems

What we learnt from this year’s DataFest

Blog post by Katherine Falconer, Head of Information and Analysis. March was a very busy month for colleagues working in data at Registers of Scotland, with active participation in a range of events as part of The Datalab’s annual Datafest programme. The programme has now expanded to a fortnight, and includes a range of fringe events run by data organisations as well as the core … Continue reading What we learnt from this year’s DataFest

Charting the trend of romantic property names

Blog post by Scott (business administrative assistant) and Fiona (GIS analyst). Here in the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland we extract and analyse data held by our registers and from third party organisations. Some of the data we analyse can provide some interesting insights into how the people of Scotland refer to their homes. We’ve previously told you about how both festive … Continue reading Charting the trend of romantic property names

Message from the Keeper: September 2018

Blog post by Jennifer Henderson. The close of this month marks six months for me as Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. I’ve learned so much during this time, and I’m excited that during September I’ve had the opportunity to meet with even more stakeholders, which I’ll discuss in more detail below. In one of the main stories of this month, our monthly House Price … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: September 2018

Overseas Property Ownership Report Workshop

Blog post by Ailsa Robertson, Land & Property Data Team Manager  Following the publication of our latest Statistics Bulletin on overseas ownership of Scottish property (the Land and Property Titles by Country of Origin report), the Land & Property Data team held a workshop to help analysts and policy-makers interpret and understand what our report data can tell them, and discuss how it might help … Continue reading Overseas Property Ownership Report Workshop