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

How I became Head of Product

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland who are in roles you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a land registry – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals our organisation has a wealth of talent, and we want to tell you about it! Meet Stef… ‘The term ‘product’ isn’t just for start-ups’ My … Continue reading How I became Head of Product

How I became Head of Customer Experience

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland who are in roles you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a land registry – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals our organisation has a wealth of talent, and we want to tell you about it! Meet Isla… ‘I get enormous satisfaction out of delivering a … Continue reading How I became Head of Customer Experience

How I became a software tester

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland who are in roles you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a land registry – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals our organisation has a wealth of talent, and we want to tell you about it… ‘My name is Jo and I’m a software professional’ I’m … Continue reading How I became a software tester

Charting the trend of romantic property names

Blog post by Scott (business administrative assistant) and Fiona (GIS analyst). Here in the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland we extract and analyse data held by our registers and from third party organisations. Some of the data we analyse can provide some interesting insights into how the people of Scotland refer to their homes. We’ve previously told you about how both festive … Continue reading Charting the trend of romantic property names