Citizen Housing has sped up its procurement process by sourcing web mapping software from Cadcorp though the G-Cloud framework, avoiding a lengthy tender process.
Citizen selected Cadcorp SIS WebMap for presenting and interrogating spatial data. This is accessed via a browser and includes a mobile-tuned interface. It’s cloud hosted on Microsoft Azure 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, said, “Cadcorp had a simpler upgrade path and easier communication all round than the alternatives. It offered a licensing model we could understand, value for money and is 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 as easy as possible for staff to access. Cadcorp updates all of the Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping data as and when it’s released, reducing the administrative overhead for Citizen. A cloud-hosted PostGIS database on Microsoft Azure is now Citizen’s corporate GIS data store.
Feedback from Citizen’s users has been very positive; the setup has enabled the housing provider’s teams, including asset management, development, service charges and business intelligence, to amalgamate and share data more easily.