Bath & North East Somerset Council
The GIS team at Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) know that geospatial data is at the heart of everything that a Local Authority does; whether it be the route a gritting lorry takes, or understanding the demographics of their City.
They also understand that GIS is a strong enabler for joined-up working across departments, improving the ability to make informed decisions.
To be able to share GIS data over a dynamic organisation whilst adhering to home-working initiatives, a hosted Web GIS seemed most appropriate as thier replacement for their existing Intranet GIS.
B&NES therefore subscribed to the Getmapping Integrated Solution (GMIS), which is the complete package of GIS modules; District Online and Parish Online hosted GIS, ISM spatial data management module, WMS and WFS data feeds for their MapInfo users, and Data Maintenance to ensure their aerial photography was regularly maintained.
Martin Laker (GIS Officer, B&NES) comments on the ease of using a hosted GIS solution,
"We have over 300 people using District Online. It is stable and proving popular with our users. They like the speed and the fact that is is easy to learn".
B&NES have been using the Getmapping Integrated Solution since December 2010 and interest from other departments rapidly grew as they saw the benefits of sharing their data between colleagues.
Joint GIS at North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District Council
North East Derbyshire and Bolsover Councils share their GIS resources under a joint ICT partnership. This produces large savings for the two Local Authorities.
In order to implement a Web GIS solution that worked for both authorities they needed to look at a modern GIS architecture that could fulfil their needs.
The Getmapping Integrated Solution was able to fit the bill, and through Getmapping's Group District Discount, it proved cost effective as well.
Kristen O'Gorman, Senior GIS Officer commented,
"It has enabled us to share geographic data across our Local Authorities. It fits in perfectly with our budget and joint ICT policy".
With no capital cost and an easy implementation process, and assistance from Getmapping's Spatial Data experts, you can be using your own fully branded Web GIS, cutting costs and improving efficiency across departments.