Housing and the Spatial Dimension
Whether you’re a local authority, a housing association, or an estates management organisation, the utilisation of geographic information by organisations involved in housing management at strategic and operational level is increasingly recognised as essential for ensuring the effective management and allocation of existing housing stock, through to identifying locations for the construction of new homes in order to meet escalating demand, and ensure that it is ‘in the right place’.
Councils and Housing Associations which possess fully geo-coded housing stock addresses are able to greatly improve their strategic, tactical and operational (‘day-to-day’) levels of decision making. By linking GIS to existing housing asset and tenant management systems, a whole new dimension can be added to property management.
To meet ever challenging conditions within the supply of social housing, it has become more important than ever to ensure that long-term investment decisions made today are still relevant in future years. Spatial data has been demonstrated to provide a key component in that long-term planning, enabling organisations to draw together vast plethora of variable and factors which inform decisions made on the suitability of locations for new housing.
Housing Management using eVO Platform
StatMap’s eVO Platform provides social housing landlords and housing associations with front-to-back solutions for bringing the power of spatial to bear upon their housing management practices.
Typically, these cover a wide gamut of areas: from strategic identification of areas / localities which are in need of social housing (using socio-economic data), to planning maintenance and upgrade schedules based upon geographical clustering, grounds maintenance, through to managing tenant matters, including anti-social behaviour.
eVO Platform products are central to understanding, analysing and sharing spatial business data – incorporated with data within your business and asset management systems – and is central to effective management of many areas, including the following:
- Tenant Management
- Estates & Land Ownership
- Rent Arrears
- Grounds Maintenance
- Socio-Economic Data
- Property Management
- Reactive Maintenance Programs
- Planned Maintenance Programs
- Gas Inspections
- Energy Consumption / Sustainability
- Emergency Planning
- Anti-Social Behaviour
- Disability Adaptions
Integration: Housing Management and CRM systems
The eVO Platform integrates with many popular housing management and CRM systems, including those from the likes of Aareon, MIS-AMH, Microsoft, Orchard, Keystone (now Civica) - and many more.
Earthlight, our intranet-based enterprise GIS software – and part of the eVO Platform, provides full grounds maintenance and land parcel creation and management controls. It incorporates powerful tools which are delivered, via internet browser clients, to users in any location. Applications can be created - using eVO Flows - to provide simplified step-by-step applications which enable your maintenance crews to create and maintain spatial data.
Earthlight eVO and Aurora eVO powerful annotation tools enable users to create redlining around properties. Earthlight eVO Enterprise and Galactic provide full corporate-wide functionality for tracing and snapping annotation outlines against boundaries.These are particularly useful for typical Red Lining exercises, as shown in the image on the left.
Typical estate and property management applications require that typical mapping and cadastral management systems be able to implement Land Registry defined annotation and symbology upon property boundaries, delineating the ownership of property boundaries. Earthlight eVO enables all users with editing permissions to create and manage T-Marks and a whole plethora of other cadastral and land management data creation and editing tools.