Geovation Underground Assets Challenge

How can we better manage underground assets, in Britain?

The challenge is now closed to ideas submission but you can comment and rate the ideas already entered

The challenge ran from 19 October to 30 November 2016 (12noon).

Successful finalists (teams) will be invited to Geovation Camp at Ordnance Survey, Southampton 1-3 February 2017

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Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified below and register or log in to the Challenge. You can also comment on or rate ideas

Theme 1: Asset Location
Theme 2: Asset Management and Maintenance
Theme 3: Stakeholder Impact
Theme 4: Predicting Asset Future

Find out more about how these problems affect various industries

The best ideas will be invited into funded 6 month Geovation Programme starting Spring 2017, which will include financial, developer and business support and expertise. Its the perfect funded start-up accelerator to get your GeoTech business off the ground .

The Challenge is open to UK based organisations or residents, aged 18 or over.

TIP: You may find it easier to create your submission in a text document and copy and paste into the sections. Click on 'Submit New Idea' to see the questions you will be asked.

Geovation Underground Assets Challenge

GeoPharos: Know where you stand

Our idea is to create a map-based digital environment which aggregates, interprets and showcases a diverse range of geological, geophysical and environmental datasets, and identifies high risk zones (hotspots) using physical and geological principles and data analytics. Citizens and organisations will be able to check for subsurface and environmental risk hotspots at local, regional or national scales, allowing them to ...more »


4 votes

Geovation Underground Assets Challenge

Online mart providing maps showing utility underground assets.

There is currently no online national mapping system available that can instantly show all underground utility assets to any interested party. The need for such an online mapping system is well known within the utility and construction industry and has been endorsed within the forthcoming BSI PAS256 standard which at its core has the principle of getting utility companies to publish and share data for the benefit of ...more »


0 votes

Geovation Underground Assets Challenge

Routes to the Roots System

A system for modelling existing and future tree root structure and growth within a specific location. The tree modelling data will be combined with existing GIS data to visualise how the roots interact with underground assets. This will aid in the prevention of damage to underground assets. It will also aid in the selection of appropriate trees for planting sites in urban and peri-urban environments. Appropriate tree ...more »


0 votes