Curo Group is now using ESRI’s Arcpad software and mobile devices to capture and update its grounds mapping information. A team of nine surveyors capture the information on site and send the information back to Curo’s head office. The information is then aggregated to update the respective layers such as amenity grass, hedges and car parking. The layers are then available for all Curo staff to view as part of the Curo Maps feature on its intranet site.
Krystian Kozlowski, project manager of Curo’s ground mapping project, said “There are numerous benefits for Curo to fully understand our external area assets. For example, it can help in planning cyclical works and replacements, supports in-service charge setting and allows for the immediate identification of an asset.”
Neil Higham, director of ICT, Curo Group, said, “We have a lot of information in our Curo Maps system and we would like to use GIS even more in the future for visualising performance information so that we can target resources. For this project it was really useful and much more efficient to be able to capture the information while on site and not have to return to the office to update the maps.”