Cadcorp has been chosen by Torus to replace its previous on-premise geographic information system with a web-based version alongside application management, support and training.
The housing provider was previously running two sets of GIS after merging with Liverpool Mutual Homes, but both versions were out-dated and lacked the necessary functionality and flexibility. Torus therefore decided to move to a cloud-based system with desktop GIS and web mapping, combined with integration with its core housing applications.
Torus opted for Cadcorp’s SIS Desktop for the creation and preparation of geographic information and SIS WebMap for sharing maps and business data via the web and mobile devices. The contract also includes Cadcorp Local Knowledge for hyper-local information and ReportIT for tenants to report local incidents. SIS WebMap for Power BI will allow Torus staff to embed interactive Ordnance Survey maps into Microsoft Power BI to gain greater insight from their existing business datasets.
Torus uses GIS data to reveal a host of societal indicators and serves as an important tool in Torus’s daily activities. The use of Cadcorp SIS will range from property boundary queries from housing officers, to mapping grounds maintenance responsibilities, aiding asset management, and helping improve its communities’ outdoor environments.
David Gerwitz, asset planning and data manager, Torus, said, “GIS is fundamental to our operations. Delivering clear and accurate location intelligence is vital to our everyday decisions.”