Staff delighted when Corangamite Shire Council moved quickly to adopt web-based GIS
Home of the famous Twelve Apostles limestone formations and the “unofficial dairy capital of the world,” Corangamite Shire is known as a place to tour and relax. At the shire council offices, however, the pace of business is brisk, and IT/GIS Officer Ben Stephenson wears many hats to support the various engineers, planners and customer support and financial staff. As more staff members seek location-based data visualization to make decisions, the council is letting them self-serve, with the web-based Spectrum Spatial solution from Precisely.
With so much on his plate, Stephenson takes every opportunity to hone the efficiency of the GIS function. He’s an expert at using Precisely MapInfo Pro to create maps for any need. But in the past, publishing and updating those maps wasn’t as efficient as Stephenson would have liked. Users weren’t enthusiastic about the former client/server GIS user interface, either. In some cases, they tended not to use the system, thus missing out on its potential benefits.