Our Chief Data Officer Alan Howie on chickens, extracting centuries of property information, and the importance of data

Nov 12, 2018, 12:01 AM

How do chickens, a mushroom farm and manure end up in a conversation about data? In our latest podcast, our host Stef talks all things data with Registers of Scotland’s very own Data Architect, Alan Howie.

If you have questions like, ‘why are house prices going up?’, ‘how do I find out the value of my house?’ and ‘where does this information come from?’, then look no further! In this podcast you’ll find out how this information is extracted from Scotland’s land register, and how Registers of Scotland collects this data to begin with. Plus many more things about data and why it underpins everything we do.

In the coming months we’ll be bringing you more episodes like this, where we'll delve deeper into Registers of Scotland, the work we do and the customers and organisations we work with.

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