Dear Middlesbrough 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
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?
Total Number of GIS Staff: 4 GIS staff
Job Titles: 1 x GIS Manager, 3 x GIS Officers
Dear Mr Bennett
REF NO: 012443
Thank you for your enquiry, received on 22/02/201 in relation to GIS/Map
software. I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving attention and a
response will be provided within 20 working days following receipt of your
enquiry as allowed under the Freedom of Information Act legislation.
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.
Please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or
email [Middlesbrough Council request email] should you require any further advice or
assistance with this or any other matter.
Public Information Officer
Organisation and Governance
Performance and Partnerships
2. mailto:[Middlesbrough Council request email]
Dear Mr Bennett
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - REF 012443
I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 22.02.2018 in relation to
GIS/Mapping Software. Your request has been handled under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
In your request you asked for the following information:
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
1. Specifically, can you disclose:
a. The name & provider of any GIS/Map software
Cartology DSI and Cartology.net from Civica GIS and MapInfo professional
from Pitney Bowes.
b. The number & types of license held for each individual GIS or Map
Cartology DSI - 41 licences; Cartology.net - site licence; and, Mapinfo
Pro 11 licences
c. The price of the licenses held
The most recent annual maintenance payments were: Cartology DSI - £14k;
Cartology.net - £8k; and MapInfo Pro £2k
d. The renewal date or contract length of the licenses held
We are about to cancel all the annual maintenance payments
2. Can you also please disclose the number of any specific GIS staff
within the council and their job titles?
There are no specific GIS staff within the council. There is a Project
Officer with responsibility for corporate GIS co-ordination (approx. 0.3
FTE) and a planning officer who has a significant GIS element to their
role. Otherwise mapping and GIS activity is self-serve.
If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or email
[Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference number
shown above in any future communications.
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for an internal review within 40 days of receipt of the response. You
should write to:-
Corporate Strategy Manager
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the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an
independent review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -
Information Commissioner’s Office,
Data and Systems Support Officer
Finance, Governance and Support
Tel 01642 729816