Land Registry tell their data story for Inside Government

Inside Government produced a remarkable line-up of senior professionals at The future of open data in the public sector event. Thirteen speakers from the public sector, data community, a think tank and charity shared details of their organisations’ relationship with data with more than 70 delegates.

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A day in the life of the scoping team on St Helena

Our first meeting of the day was with the Geographic Information System (GIS) team who have previously taken us on familiarisation and survey trips across the island. They are a young team of surveyors who use up-to-date technology to map the parcels of land. Records are also kept on old manual maps. With the GIS team, we discussed co-ordinates, contours and map transformations.

Drawing the line – where do you stand on boundaries?

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A boundary feature can be a fence, wall, hedge, ditch, piece of wire or sometimes even just the edge of a driveway. They can sometimes be the cause of heated debate triggering arguments between neighbours – perhaps over just a few inches of ground. I often get asked questions about boundaries and they tend to be some of the hardest to answer.

Can you get more ‘digital’ with our digital services?

If you’re using our electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS) you may have noticed the saving from reduced postage and manual processing costs. You may have also noticed a reduction in your paper consumption, but did you know that you can complete all processing elements of form AP1 electronically through e-DRS?