Working in Land Registry’s IT department covers a wide variety of work – a lot of which often goes unseen. Steve Phillips, Director of Information Technology writes about two recent projects to improve and refresh our IT estate.
Today’s enhancements to the Land Registry portal allow customers to send us new types of applications and send us bigger files through the electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS). These enhancements aim to help e-DRS users save even more time and reduce their postal costs further.
It’s very clear that the island is on the verge of some momentous changes brought about by the opening of the airport in 2016. It will be a real challenge to ensure that the change is positive for the island and the islanders.
Here at Land Registry we are always keen to support great use of our data and Manuel Timita from Illustreets has created a fascinating application using house price data. This data is free for all and we’re always keen to see how it can be used. We’ve given today’s blog slot over to Manuel to explain about his creation.
London in 1605 was vastly different to today’s metropolis; it was a smelly, thriving port with 75,000 residents (compared to 8.3m in 2012). Bubonic plague was rife and Westminster was recently joined to the city by grand houses along The Strand. Had Guy been successful, what would Westminster look like today?
The detail and accuracy of urban maps are set to be improved by an Ordnance Survey programme supported by Land Registry. Ordnance Survey (OS) has understandably given priority to recording significant topographic changes throughout Great Britain over the last 30 to 40 years.
Later this month, businesses will be able to send us applications to extend the term of a lease electronically, rather than through the post.
A portal enhancement due on 25 November will enable electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS) users to access the new feature.