Luton Borough Council is now using a geographic information system from GGP Systems across its complete range of services, including housing, roads and front-line services.
The council’s GGP system contains almost 200 individual layers of mapped information which can be accessed by more than 3,000 staff via the council’s intranet. Members of the public can also access the some of the data via the council’s website.
Peter Gell, GIS officer, Luton Borough Council, said, “We use GGP’s GIS to store and maintain 192 layers of geographically-referenced information. We started using GGP in 1998 when the initial map layers were compiled from old hand-drawn highways maps.
“Over the years we have seen a rise in the number of requests from other departments to have their data added to the system and that is how we have arrived at this point, with nearly seventy day-to-day users of the system and with access to the data from every desktop PC.”