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Redesigning our approved developments search

Blog post by Oli Kass, Digital Manager. Our approved developments listing houses a searchable database of development plan PDFs. Solicitors and developers use these plans to confirm that developments are to be built on land that a developer owns. Reviewing this content when moving from our legacy site to the new ros.gov.uk was a big challenge. The content had to better address user needs and … Continue reading Redesigning our approved developments search

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My experience at the Young Scotland Programme

Blog post by Beth Hutchison, Innovation Centre support.  In November 2018, my colleague Ranjit Bhatti and I were invited to take part in the Young Scotland Programme. The Young Scotland Programme is a three day course which aims to develop communication skills, build confidence and broaden the intellectual horizons of people in the early years of their careers. The programme lasts three days but it’s … Continue reading My experience at the Young Scotland Programme

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Upcoming visual changes to our online services portal

From Wednesday 19 December, users of RoS online services will notice a new visual layout of the services portal. This update has been completed to bring the service in line with Government Digital Services (GDS) best practice, and also add valuable improvements to the user journey for our customers. What’s changing? The changes we’re making relate solely to the visual appearance of the portal. The … Continue reading Upcoming visual changes to our online services portal

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‘Tis the season for festive house names

Blog post by Scott Frankland from the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland.  The Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland has the very important job of collecting and storing vast amounts of registration and property data which we use to gain insights into land and property ownership throughout the whole of Scotland. Our main concern and responsibility is to improve the … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for festive house names

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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