UK: Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership (CSRP) was awarded runner up in the Ordnance Survey (OS) GIS User of the Year 2010 for its use of OS OpenSpace on its website displaying locations of safety cameras and road collisions. The website – www.mysaferroads.org.uk – pulls together a wide range of information to improve driving skills and provide information about road safety.
CSRP is a multi-agency Partnership committed to saving lives on the roads of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. Gurminder Marwaha, Communications Manager at Cheshire Safer Road Partnership said, “We found the OS mapping easy to use on our website and it was simple to add our own information to the map. We are pleased that it has been recognised by OS and hope to share our good practice with other community agencies.”
John Abbott, OS OpenSpace Product Manager, OS, said, “OS OpenSpace is perfect for community initiatives and can be used by groups and individuals who have ideas about making things better in their own communities. It is really simple to use and our web-map-builder tool makes it easy for anyone to access high quality mapping, even if they are not familiar with the technology.”
Source: Ordnance Survey