Newport City Homes has migrated its on-premise Cadcorp mapping software to the company’s new cloud-based hosted service.
Newport City Homes first started using Cadcorp mapping technology in 2010, installed and hosted on its own local infrastructure and managed by the housing provider’s in-house staff. Following Cadcorp’s announcement of a cloud migration path, Newport City Homes realised that cloud-based hosting of the Cadcorp software would solve its problem of trying to manage its web mapping operations without a dedicated GIS manager.
Jamie Roberts, asset data co-ordinator, Newport City Homes, said, “We’ve already made significant savings from using Cadcorp’s web mapping software but we found that without dedicated internal resources, we couldn’t keep it up-to-date. When we found out that Cadcorp could cost-effectively manage our web mapping in the cloud on our behalf, we were keen to go ahead. It’s like having your own onsite web-mapping administrator.”
Using Cadcorp’s cloud migration path, Newport City Homes’ existing software licences were moved from on-premise systems to a cloud hosted and managed environment within a UK-based Microsoft Azure data centre. Cadcorp continues to manage the software and Ordnance Survey updates on the housing provider’s behalf, with a workflow created to enable Newport City Homes to automatically update data from its internal asset and housing management systems.