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Development of Canal Environmental Management Tool

22nd September 2010

Spatial Consultants are working with a consortium led by CASA Planning & Environment Ltd to develop a Canal Environment Framework Tool for British Waterways. We are are supporting the project through the provision of mapping, GIS application development and spatial data management services.

CASA Planning & Environment is an innovative Scottish based town planning and environmental consultancy serving public, private and commercial clients throughout the UK. Other members of the consortium include GUARD, the Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division; Circle Design Consultants, an Ediburgh-based landscape architecture practice; Corvus Consulting, environmental planning and assessment consultants; Forest Research, the research dvision of the Forestry Comission, and P4 Projects.

Britsh Waterways is the public corporation that cares for the 2,200-mile network of canals and rivers in England, Scotland and Wales, whose role it is to ensure that the waterways can be used for all to enjoy, now and for many years to come.

Spatial Consultants Join ESRI Developer Network

1st September 2010

Spatial Consultants has joined the ESRI EDN programme which provides developer access to ESRI's ArcGIS server technologies, as well as software development kits, code, documentation and user forums.

Hadrian's Wall Landscape Partnership Project Initiated

27th May 2010

Spatial Consultants Ltd are working in collaboration with PorterBrown Solutions and Rebanks Consulting Ltd to support Hadrian's Wall Heritage Ltd (HWHL) develop the first phase of a Landscape Partnership application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

A stakeholder event involving over 35 participants was held in Hexham on 19th May. The event introduced the concept of the partnership and explored potential projects, geographic focus, vision, and steering group membership.

An online survey has been launched to enable organisations to register their interest and to submit projects for potential financial support within the partnership. The form is available at:

Information about the Hadrian's Wall Country Landscape Partnership will be published on the HWHL website.

Rob Stapleton joins as Senior Consultant

12th May 2010

We are delighted to announce that Rob Stapleton has joined the company as a Senior GIS Consultant.

Rob brings extensive experience of managing GIS projects, and designing systems and business processes to realise the benefits of Geographical Information within the Public Sector. His expertise includes project management, ESRI ArcGIS technology, GIS business analysis, data management using ArcSDE, SQL Server and MS-Access, and desktop development using ArcObjects. Rob is a Chartered Geographer (CGeogGIS) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Prior to joining us Rob was the GIS Manager for the City of Carlisle where he was responsible for Corporate GIS and Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG); he also formerly worked as the Joint GIS Officer for Allerdale and Copeland Borough Councils on West Cumbria's Energy Coast.

GIS Data Migration Project Underway for Copeland

30th March 2010

Spatial Consultants Ltd has began work on migrating thousands of records into Copeland Borough Council's MIS Headway system for Building Control, Development Control and Land Charges. The new system will enable the council to improve services by enabling faster and more efficient working practices.

Copeland are online at http://www.copelandbc.gov.uk/
MIS are online at http://www.mis-lgs.com/

Cockermouth Chamber of Trade Membership

23rd February 2010

Spatial Consultants Ltd has joined the Cockermouth Chamber of Trade.  The Chamber is acting as a focus in coordinating local actions as the town recovers from the recent floods.

The Chamber has produced a marketing plan to rebuild pre-flood levels of trade in Cockermouth and district until buildings, businesses and infrastructure are re-established so that the town can regain its attractions as a place to live, work and visit.  Online at: http://www.cockermouthbusiness.org/