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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

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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

Discussing data at the 2018 OSMA summit

Blog post by Alan Howie, Data Architect. What is OSMA and how are we involved? Earlier this month a group of us attended the OSMA summit, a yearly event which brings together all the government organisations that use Ordnance Survey mapping, and addressing data within the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. This year’s event was once again held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. There was a … Continue reading Discussing data at the 2018 OSMA summit

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Message from the Keeper: June 2018

My third month at RoS has kept me busy, but has been marked by really positive interaction with customers and colleagues. Close collaboration with customers and colleagues It’s been a month marked by meeting customers and building stronger partnerships with other public bodies. The opportunity to speak at the Law Society of Scotland’s It’s the Law conference was incredibly valuable, and one of my personal … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: June 2018

Message from the Keeper: May 2018

My second month as Keeper has been another eventful one, as I’ve continued to work closely with colleagues, customers and stakeholders to support ongoing work, progress with our digital transformation and plan what’s next for RoS. Putting a face to the Keeper As I mentioned in my last blog, May was all about getting out and meeting people, so that the Keeper of the Registers … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: May 2018