The Geospatial & Data Services team operates out of Groundwork London's Morley Street office and hence works closely with Groundwork London on the various projects they are involved in. Contributions to projects can range from small jobs such as creating an area profile for a new recycling hub to long-term contracts such as the systems-management of the Thames Water Progressive Metering Programme.
At Groundwork, we advocate sustainability and encourage adoption of open source technology. In geospatial mapping Open Source mapping tools are very advanced and offers a real alternative to proprietary / licenced softwares, which helps clients with a modest budget to achive a reliable solution without incurring ongoing licence costs. Groundwork GDS have the expertise in the design, development and deployment of public facing web map applications based on open source systems, such as Geoserver
A demonstration map using data from various sources combined in Geoserver is shown below:
Groundwork is currently managing a grant program for communities that will be affected by the first phase of construction for HS2. The funding is primarily targeted at organisations within the voluntary/community sector that are for the public benefit and are not for profit.
An online map was developed for Groundwork to use internally to help with the decision making process for grant applications. A number of datasets have been added, these include 1km buffers, conservation areas, construction traffic routes and listed buildings.
The Green Space Mapper is an online consultation and surveying tool which allows users to build a versatile questionnaire which can be associated with locations which have been mapped onto an interactive web map. Developed for use with desktop, tablet and mobile platforms in mind Green Space mapper is a flexible solution for use on site or as part of a desktop survey. The Green Space Mapper has been used by numerous housing associations and park authorities.