Dear Bury Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please disclose information regarding the council’s use of GIS/Map software? This includes any software the council uses that allows for the distribution and/or use of GI/Map data over an intranet or the internet for use and consumption by staff and/or the public.
Specifically, can you disclose:

1. The name & provider of any GIS/Map software
2. The number & types of license held for each individual GIS or Map software
3. The price of the licenses held
4. The renewal date or contract length of the licenses held

For Example:
Software: ArcGIS - ESRI, Number of Licenses: 15, Price: £xxxx.xx, Renewal Date: 01.01.2019
Software: Map Info – Pitney Bowes, Number of Licenses: 12, Price: £xxxx.xx, Renewal Date: 01.01.2019

Can you also please disclose the number of any specific GIS staff within the council and their job titles?

For example:
Total Number of GIS Staff: 4 GIS staff
Job Titles: 1 x GIS Manager, 3 x GIS Officers

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Bennett

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Bury Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing in response to my Freedom of Information request, submitted on 16/02/2018, reference number: 2961416.

By law, the council is required to respond to any request within 20 days or to state a valid reason why the request has been delayed. To date I have only received a confirmation of my request, received on 16/02/2018 but no further communications.

Can you please confirm that you received my request and provide me with an update of my request and when I can expect to receive a response?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Bennett

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Nacarlo, Jessica, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear  Mr Bennett,

             

Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) – 8438

 

I write further to your e-mail received by the Council on 16.02.18 where
you made a request for information with regards to GIS Software. 
Apologies for any delay, I did not initially receive this request.

 

The Council’s response to your request is as follows;

Request:

Can you please disclose information regarding the council's use of GIS/Map
software? This includes any software the council uses that allows for the
distribution and/or use of GI/Map data over an intranet or the internet
for use and consumption by staff and/or the public.
Specifically, can you disclose:

1. The name & provider of any GIS/Map software
2. The number & types of license held for each individual GIS or Map
software
3. The price of the licenses held
4. The renewal date or contract length of the licenses held

Can you also please disclose the number of any specific GIS staff within
the council and their job titles?

Response:

 

Supplier: Contract Data Research Ltd (CDR Group)

53 x MapInfo Professional – Maintenance & Tech Support

53 x £206 = £10,918 Annual Cost

Invoiced annually in July.

 

Supplier: Agile Applications

53 x Swift Universal Gazetteer

53 x £44.32 = £2,348.96

01.04.17 – 31.03.18

 

Supplier: Agile Applications

Land Charges Annual Support and Maintenance

£4,537.77

01.04.17 – 31.03.18

 

There are no longer any specific GIS staff at the council.

 

 

 

Please note: The supply of information in response to a Freedom of
Information request does not confer an automatic right to re-use the
information.  Under UK copyright law you can use any information supplied
for the purpose of private study and non-commercial research without
requiring permission.  Similarly, information supplied can also be re-used
for the purposes of news reporting.  An exception to this is photographs.

 

For other forms of re-use, for example publishing the information, you
would need the permissions of the organisation or the person who owns the
copyright.  In the case of information produced by government departments
and agencies you can re-use the information under the Open Government
Licence.  For more information about this please see:-

 

[1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

 

If, however, the copyright is identified as belonging to somebody else,
you will need to apply for permission.  For information how to obtain
permission from a third party, please go to Intellectual Property Office’s
website at [2]www.ipo.gov.uk

 

For transparency purposes, it is now the Council's policy to advise on the
costs of dealing with each Freedom of Information request.  Please note
that to deal with this request it has cost the Council £25 per hour.

 

 

Kind Regards, Jessica

 

Jessica Nacarlo | ICT FOI Champion | ICT Unit | Bury Council

J.Nacarlo[3]@bury.gov.uk | [4]www.bury.gov.uk

 

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