Message from the Keeper: January 2019

I hope you’ve all had a productive start to 2019. It’s been a busy month at RoS, with a number of events in the calendar. One of the first things I did in 2019 was review the overall progress we had made with addressing our registration arrear, and in particular the older, more complex cases awaiting completion. We’ve made solid progress in addressing the arrear … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: January 2019

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