The GIS can easily provide information on the extent and makeup of ground cover, as well as maintenance responsibilities by clearly mapping extents and boundaries. It can also store other asset information including areas of grass, shrubs, trees and hard surfacing, as well as other maintainable assets such as benches, CCTV cameras, lighting, signage, play facilities, etc.
This accurate information means you can produce accurate tender information, removing ambiguity. By providing grounds maintenance contractors with clear extents and quantities, tender returns are based on the same information and are directly comparable.
Staff and stakeholders can then access GIS information through a web-portal. This single source of truth means decisions are based on accurate and up to date information.
Data verification, validation and collection
We use a variety of methods for capturing the GIS information. These include traditional GIS desktop studies, using Ordnance Survey MasterMap, open sources and other client supplied material. We are also unique in offering a site surveying service to physically verify the accuracy of existing records. This can help fill gaps in existing data, or to provide new measured records.