Working with the Radius Studio product of our project partners, 1Spatial (www.1spatial.com), 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: email@example.com. 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: http://bit.ly/osm-gb-job