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District council moves to new system for its GIS needs

Stevenage, UK, 19 May 2006: Digital mapping and GIS software developer Cadcorp has announced that Chester-le-Street District Council has made the decision to replace its existing GIS with a new system using the Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System – software suite.

Following a recent contract signing, Cadcorp will deliver and assist the council in the implementation of licences of Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller and Map Editor desktop GIS software, along with Cadcorp GeognoSIS.NET for Web-based GIS applications.

Although Chester-le-Street District Council already has a GIS capability, its use has been restricted to a small number of internal specialists. The council was therefore looking for a cost-effective corporate GIS that would be accessible by all council staff and council members via the council’s internal intranet. It also wanted to give citizens access to maps and related service information via the council’s Web site.

The main users of the new Cadcorp SIS-based GIS within the council will be the planning, environmental health, housing, regeneration and environmental services departments. Each department will have access via the corporate intranet to its own data stored and managed centrally within the corporate GIS database. In the first instance, the GIS will be integrated with Chester-le-Street’s new environmental services system, Flare, in order to improve service levels in areas where there are repeated service requests in respect of anti-social actions, such as fly-tipping.