industry news SME profile Tuesday 12 Feb 2019 @ 10:21 Newport City Homes migrates to cloud hosted web mapping
Cadcorp cloud service provides hosted web mapping for housing association’s asset and land ownership
Newport City Homes first started using Cadcorp web mapping technology in 2010. At that time, the software was installed and hosted on their local infrastructure and Newport City Homes managed both the application and data. Following Cadcorp’s announcement of a cloud migration path, Newport City Homes saw the opportunity to benefit from cloud hosting, resolving the internal resource challenge of managing GIS and web mapping without a dedicated GIS Manager.
Newport City Homes decided to take advantage of Cadcorp’s cloud migration path. Existing software licences were transitioned from on-premise systems to a cloud hosted and managed environment; Newport City Homes was given access to web mapping software and Ordnance Survey map data hosted in a Microsoft Azure UK Data Centre. As part of the migration process, Cadcorp worked closely with the housing association to set up and configure the application and data. Cadcorp continues to manage the software and Ordnance Survey updates on their behalf, and a workflow has been created to enable Newport City Homes to automatically update data from their internal Asset Management and Housing Management systems.
Jamie Roberts, Asset Data Co-ordinator at Newport City Homes commented: “We were already making significant savings from using Cadcorp’s web mapping software but we found that without the dedicated resources required, we weren’t able to maintain it and keep up-to-date. When we found out that Cadcorp could manage our web mapping in the cloud on our behalf, and at a very reasonable price, we were keen to go ahead. It’s like having your own web mapping administrator onsite.”
Newport City Homes uses the web mapping application for visualising and analysing their property locations, land titles, adopted roads and associated attributes. This enables everyone within the organisation a geographical view of their ownership and responsibilities.
Cadcorp is an approved GIS supplier on G-Cloud. Further details about Cadcorp cloud services are available from the Cadcorp website.
About Newport City Homes
Newport City Homes provides homes and services to more than 10,000 residents, leaseholders and shared owners in the city of Newport. Our vision is simple – to provide homes in communities in which people want to live.
As the largest social landlord in Newport, NCH owns 71% of the city's social housing stock. Working hand in hand with our residents, we’re working to regenerate communities across Newport, building affordable homes that are fit for communities now and in the future.
Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. It offers a complete suite of products - the Cadcorp Spatial Information System® (Cadcorp SIS®) - addressing all phases of spatial information management. Cadcorp SIS® is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners and via a direct sales team in the UK, Cadcorp is an approved GIS supplier on G-Cloud.