Grounds maintenance data for Flagship Housing Association

Ipswich based chartered surveyors Castons, appointed CADS to help compile the necessary data on 778 individual properties for the housing association's grounds maintenance tender process

Mark Johnson
Survey Case Study by Mark Johnson National Accounts Manager 05/04/2017
Grounds maintenance GIS data for Flagship Housing Association

Data for grounds maintenance services tender packs

Ipswich based chartered surveyors Castons was appointed by Flagship Housing Association to manage the tender process for their grounds maintenance dataset contract for their housing estate.

Subsequently Castons appointed CADS to help compile the necessary data on the 778 individual properties for the tender information packs.

Creating base data by scanning & digitising historic information

Our cartographer created the base data for the project by scanning historic plans to create digital plans of the properties using Cadcorp GIS software. Where available relevant information was added as attributes to the plans – such as areas of ‘grass requiring maintenance’, property boundaries, hedge lengths and required heights etc.

A physical visit and survey of each site was the next stage of the project. The surveyors verified what information was correct, updated it where it wasn’t and added/amended features that were required. This data was then updated using consistent styles across all plans.

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CADS helped compile the necessary data on 778 individual properties for the grounds maintenance tender information packs

Mark Johnson National Accounts Manager, CADS
Grounds maintenance GIS data for Flagship Housing Association

GIS dataset with PDFs of 780 individual properties

The output was the creation of the GIS dataset and PDFs of each site. This enabled Castons to extract full measurement details from the data for inclusion in the tender, enabling contractors to quote accurately for Flagship Housing’s ground maintenance programme.

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