Data Quality Assessment and Improvement of Open Street Map Data


This is an exciting opportunity for a high calibre researcher to work on research into improving the utility of Open Street Map (OSM) data for government and industry use, particularly in Great Britain.

Working with the Radius Studio product of our project partners, 1Spatial (, you will explore rule-based processing firstly to make a broad assessment of the quality of OSM data; to identify and flag errors; and to fix errors where possible and project the data to create a repurposed dataset for Great Britain. In addition you will work on building use cases; interacting with the Open Street Map community; developing a community for the project to give feedback on the outputs and the utility of the quality assessment results, including developing the project web site & data distribution facility.

Candidates should either hold, or shortly be due for completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline; or an MSc (or equivalent) plus significant relevant research experience within academia, industry or Government. We are also looking for a record of research publications in relevant area(s), good communication skills and evidence of the ability to conduct research independently. Familiarity with Open Street Map data and its quality and/or the Radius Studio package are advantageous.

This post is available from the 1 September 2011 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 October 2012. Salary range: £24370 to £28251 per annum, depending on skills and experience (£27,428 minimum with relevant PhD).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jeremy Morley, Director of CGS tel: 0115 84 68411 or email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Links to the online application portal and further details of the post can be found here: