Blackpool council has consolidated seven key datasets into a single geographic databases of land, streets and properties in a move that has saved £750,000 and improved local service delivery.
The north-west seaside council has used systems from GGP to build up its geographical database as part of the National Land and Property Gazetteer initiative. Blackpool's NLPG database has now consolidated and replaced seven former datasets.
The council’s customer relationship management system uses the NLPG dataset to target information to members of the public at a single point rather than requiring them to visit a series of council buildings. Council staff and local people can also access live NLPG address data through the council’s website.
Louise Bache, ICT officer at Blackpool council said: “GGP's solutions are central to our corporate IT and are very effective in managing mapping, the NLPG and geographic records.”
The new systems had “enabled big gains in efficiency with significant financial rewards to Blackpool", she added.