First Wessex is in the middle of implementing an intranet-based GIS from GeoSolveIT. GeoSamba for Housing will be available to all staff across First Wessex’s offices. First Wessex has just completed its administrators’ training on the GIS product, with the system expected to be live in January 2013.
The contract includes full deployment of GeoSamba for Housing, integration with First Wessex’s housing management system, integration of Ordnance Survey mapping and staff training. Distributed via First Wessex’s intranet, the new GIS service will provide a range of geographic and location-based information accessed against Ordnance Survey mapping and information from its housing management system.
Justin Chamberlin, GIS manager, First Wessex, said, “The key factors for choosing GeoSamba for Housing were not only its affordability, but also the ease of data integration, which is essential in order to give staff up-to-date information. We were also surprised by the ease and speed of deployment.
“The ability to distribute all our information in a dynamic and easily-maintained manner direct from our housing management system will ensure that the GIS forms an integral part of our information reporting systems and reduces the time spent delivering the right information to our various teams, management, boards and committees.”