Oxford Data Consultancy - Loreburn GIS Managed Service
Oxford Data Consultancy is an expert in geographical information systems.
Task: Loreburn Housing Association is based in Dumfries and have just over 2,800 properties. Buying a GIS and employing a GIS specialist can be a significant investment so Loreburn have signed up for one of ODC’s Managed Services whereby Loreburn has access to ODC’s cloud-based GIS allowing them to view their data but its ODC’s GIS experts that run it. It’s a simple idea that allows Social Housing Providers to piggyback on ODC’s GIS expertise at a fraction of the cost of doing it all inhouse with the risk and expense that involves.
Data: Property Points (accurately located), land registry boundaries, OS Mastermap & Imagery. Appropriate data sets from open source or supplied by Loreburn as required.
Selected Results to date:
- Property Spatial Visualisations for management presentation
- Property Map
- Internet Connectivity Mapping
- Mapping of stock by heating type
- Voids Mapping
- Housing Officer Patches
- IMD Analysis
- Lettings Profiles
- Repairs Mapping
- Repairs Analysis
“I’ve been really impressed with the ease of use of the GIS and being able to view our data in such a clear way is going to help us in all manner of ways in the future. This will improve our rent affordability by improving processes, reducing our overhead costs and giving our tenants better value for their rent, something that is really important to Loreburn.”
Lorraine Usher - Chief Executive