You asked, we answered: Our GIS team on lessons learnt, web mapping and QGIS

Back at the start of the summer, we shared our story about moving to open source systems – and it received quite a response from the GIS community online! Thank you to everyone who liked, shared and commented on the article. We had a number of questions on the back of its publication here and on social media, so we thought it’d be useful to … Continue reading You asked, we answered: Our GIS team on lessons learnt, web mapping and QGIS

Our Customer Satisfaction Survey

As the Corporate Plan 2019-24 beds in, we can start to measure how the various activities we have committed to are being received by customers. So much of what we do comes back to our customer focussed corporate value and our strategic objective of making improvements that have a positive impact on customer experience. How do we measure customer satisfaction? One of the ways we … Continue reading Our Customer Satisfaction Survey

Message from the Keeper: July 2019

The theme of this edition of my blog is leadership. It’s naturally a very important skill for managers of any level to have, and leadership certainly plays an important role in my day to day activities at RoS, with July being no different. In discussing leadership, I’d also like to highlight our new campaign to create closer engagement with lenders across the UK – read … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: July 2019

Sharing my experience of attending the World of Business Ideas Conference

Blog post by Stef Brown, Head of Product. On the 5 and 6 June, I and a few hundred other attendees took part in the World of Business Ideas (WOBI) Conference at London’s Excel Centre. This is the first time a WOBI conference has taken place in the UK and its theme this year was ‘exponential’ specifically around exponential rather than incremental approach to change. … Continue reading Sharing my experience of attending the World of Business Ideas Conference

How our GIS team moved to open source systems

Fiona, our GIS Business Manager, shares the journey our GIS team has taken to move their jobs to fully open source systems. It’s been around two years in the making, but we are no longer reliant on ESRI (ArcGIS), ORACLE or any other proprietary software! Aligning GIS with the organisation-wide shift to open source systems, I had the privilege of completing the journey very recently … Continue reading How our GIS team moved to open source systems

Development Plan Approval: Growing the service and a new survey

The 2018-19 financial year has come and gone, and at RoS we’re looking to the future of our Development Plan Approval (DPA) service – that’s why we’ve recently launched a new survey for users to better understand how they use DPA. At the same time, we’re delighted that DPA has become a service that’s valued for how it helps add confidence and efficiency to registering … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Growing the service and a new survey