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Oldham Council develops new citizen-facing web-based mapping tool based on Cadcorp SIS software.

                       New tool enables residents to find out about regeneration activities in their neighbourhood.

April 14, 2009 - Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced that Oldham Council has developed a web-based digital mapping tool for use by its citizens to enable them to keep track of regeneration activity in their neighbourhood. The system has been developed by the council, in conjunction with Cadcorp, using Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System to provide the core GIS capability.

Using the new tool, visitors to the council’s web site can view the progress of any physical regeneration activity being planned and implemented within their particular area of interest. The interactive plans displayed to users via the web show all regeneration activity at both a borough-wide and at a more local level, with detailed information on each activity taking place within all eleven area committee boundaries. Citizens are able to see a range of projects, for example plans to improve community and road safety, as well as environmental projects, master-plan areas and regeneration programme areas such as those covered by the New Deal for Communities.

Councillor Mohib Uddin, Oldham Council cabinet member for regeneration, said,“This is a great tool for people to find out more about what is going on in their area. They can see where new developments such as wellbeing and health centres are going to be built. I would encourage people to visit our web site and check out these interactive maps for themselves”.

The development of this new web-based application follows last year’s implementation by Cadcorp of a spatial data warehouse for Oldham Council, using Cadcorp’s spatial data warehouse utilities and associated consulting services, together with a licence of Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller to assist with data management. This Oracle-based spatial data warehouse builds on an existing Cadcorp installation at Oldham Council and provides an open, standard, corporate GIS data store for the council, its existing Cadcorp software, and applications based on other GIS software.

To see how the new web-based tools work and what they provide, visit: http://geoplanning.oldham.gov.uk/genericgis

About Cadcorp

Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading UK developer and supplier of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software, applications and associated services. With offices in the UK and the USA, Cadcorp's distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC)®.

The Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System product family is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC certified compliant interfaces. Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC, and was one of the original members of the OGC Architecture Board. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Ordnance Survey Developer Partner and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Licensed Partner. Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, utilities and many other markets. For more information please visit: http://www.cadcorp.com


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