GIS/Mapping Software

Andrew Bennett made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Stoke on Trent 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

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Bennett

 

Your request for information ref. SOT66093

 

Thank you for your request for information about the city council's use of
GIS/Map software.  Your request was received by the Information Rights
Team on 26 February 2018.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the
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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Bennett

 

Your request for information ref. SOT66093 about the city council's use of
GIS/Map software

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
attached below.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

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

 

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

 

Response:

 

GIS Software at Stoke-on-Trent City Council:

 

MapInfo - 25 x MapInfo Pro and 15 x Runtime Manipulator licences, Price:
£9030.00, Renewal Date: 31/12/2018

ESRI - 2 x ArcGIS licences, Price: £1528.00, Renewal Date: 31/12/2018

QGIS, 2 x GNU GPL licences, Open Source (FREE), No contract renewal

Cadcorp – 32 x SIS Desktop licences and Web Map Editor/Layers and
associated tools; Price £44,319.60, Renewal Date: 31/03/2018

 

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

 

Response:

 

Total Number of GIS Staff: 1 x GIS Co-ordinator.

All other users of GIS software use it as part of wider roles across the
Authority e.g. Public Health Officers, Housing Officers, Planning
Officers, Democratic Services etc. The main "GIS Team" consists of one
member of staff, the GIS Co-ordinator who manages all aspects of the GIS
service.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [4][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

Dear Stoke on Trent 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

 

 

 
Save time, go online; pay your council tax, manage your benefits, book a
housing repair and report a pothole at a time and place that’s convenient
for you at www.stoke.gov.uk 

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