Single Point of Distribution Eliminates Journeys and Carbon Emissions
Land and Property Services (LPS), part of the Department of Finance and Personnel for Northern Ireland, has developed a strategic GIS platform for storing, managing and delivering location information to a broad user base. Called Spatial NI, this eagerly-awaited system will be used across the entire public sector in Northern Ireland and is expected to drive significant cost savings and productivity gains for many years to come.
LPS itself calculates that it will save over £136,000 in three years by publishing its data as web services on Spatial NI, rather than physically posting or delivering DVDs and hard drives of data to 170 separate organisations. Furthermore, use of Spatial NI will eliminate journeys of around 7,700 miles each year, creating an annual carbon saving of 2.49 tonnes.
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