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Award Puts Kingston on Electronic Map
eGov monitor Weekly

21 October 2002

An interactive Geographical Information System providing residents in the Royal Borough of Kingston with access to thousands of council records and maps has received this year’s national award for IT Excellence.

The ISIS-Online public information system was chosen from a shortlist of seven council projects selected as leading examples of innovative and effective use of IT to improve service delivery.

Presenting the award at the Socitm annual conference last week, Charles Ward, Marketing Director of IT and electronics supplier body Intellect, praised Kingston’s “very professional approach” to enabling round-the-clock access to property-based information, which was previously available only to residents visiting the local authority’s offices.

The runner-up prize was taken by Liverpool City Council’s Telecare Project which uses remote sensing and signalling technology to monitor vulnerable people in their homes, triggering alerts to the Council’s call centre if there is cause for concern.

Other nominees included Leeds City Council’s e-CRM system for sharing information between health and social services; Camden Council as part of the core implementation team of the London Grid for Learning broadband network for schools; Cambridgeshire County Council’s pilot project to allow social service and healthcare staff to access central data via handheld computers; an online political information network holding a register of decisions by Cheshire County Councillors, and Kennet District Council’s online housing association property search system.

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