GIS/Mapping Software

Andrew Bennett made this Freedom of Information request to Hull City Council

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Dear Hull City 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

Information Governance, Hull City Council

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Information Governance Team
Town Clerk's Service
Hull City Council
The Guildhall


Information Governance, Hull City Council

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Dear Mr Bennett


Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 000360/18


With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 21 February
2018, please find attached the answers to your questions.





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Information Governance Team

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

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