Denise McKenzie's profile picture

Denise McKenzie

Benchmark Programme Director

20 May 2021


Locus Charter version 2

After a series of workshops over the past 6months, undertaken by Benchmark Initiative and EthicalGEO the Locus Charter draft has now been revised to Version 2. You can download the working version here Locus Charter Version 2 and we are interested in your feedback on the following areas:

  • whether you or you organisation would be interested in endorsing/signing up to the charter
  • your opinion on the value of the charter
  • where you see it being most applicable to geospatial/location data users
  • whether we have missed anything in the principles
  • whether we have made any errors that should be corrected

Your feedback can be provided via

More information on the background for the charter can be found here



Further Reading


Meet the Team

The Benchmark Iniative is delivered by Geovation with support from the Omidyar Network.   ...

Continue Reading →


Coronavirus and the smart city

How has the coronavirus epidemic changed the concept of 'smart cities'?  Ben Hawes recently pre...

Continue Reading →


Location data, privacy and consent

Trust in technology has taken a hit in the past few years. The word “Techlash” came to d...

Continue Reading →