Managed and cloud hosted web mapping streamlines data sharing for Citizen Housing
Citizen Housing was going through a period of transition and wanted to avoid a lengthy tender process. It turned to the G-Cloud framework to procure a suitable web mapping solution.
Citizen selected Cadcorp SIS WebMap for presenting and interrogating spatial data. This is accessed via a browser and includes a mobile responsive interface. It is cloud hosted on Microsoft Azure Hosted Server with the geospatial web services engine Cadcorp GeognoSIS. The solution includes the Edit, ReportIT, and Local Knowledge™ options for further functionality. Cadcorp SIS Desktop is installed on the local network.
Debbie Jupe, Senior Project Manager, Citizen Housing commented: “Cadcorp had a simpler upgrade path and easier communication all round. It offered a licensing model we could understand, value for money, and just what we needed.”
Cadcorp set up maps in SIS WebMap to display Citizen’s stock, grounds maintenance and other data. The solution is managed by Cadcorp and uses Federated Security to allow single sign on, making it easy for staff to access. Cadcorp updates all of the Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping data as and when it is released reducing the administration overhead for Citizen. A cloud hosted PostGIS database on Microsoft Azure is now the corporate GIS data store.
Feedback from users at the housing association has been positive. The setup has enabled teams, ranging from Asset Management to Development, and from Service Charge to Business Intelligence, to amalgamate and share data more easily. Furthermore, by having Cadcorp manage the OS data updates and web mapping, increases confidence in accurately budgeting for procurement of maintenance contractors.
For more information on Cadcorp hosted web mapping for housing associations, visit http://cdcp.io/wmh
One of the UK’s most trusted social housing providers, Citizen owns and manages 30,000 homes for diverse communities across the West Midlands, from urban tower blocks to rural villages and towns.
Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. It offers a complete suite of products - the Cadcorp Spatial Information System® (Cadcorp SIS®) - addressing all phases of spatial information management. Cadcorp SIS® is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners and via a direct sales team in the UK, Cadcorp is an approved GIS supplier on G-Cloud.