Time for a quick look ‘under the hood’ at how we’re building the new Land Registry online index map which I blogged about recently and which you can read about on the Government Digital Service pages.
We’re using a variety of free, open source software. Here’s the detail:
The spatial data, which is held in an Oracle-based Enterprise Data Warehouse, is accessed by an open source server called GeoServer, running on a standalone Apache Tomcat server. GeoServer allows access to both the Land Registry map polygons and their attribute information (title number and tenure information), but also the address information.
At the front end
We’re releasing the beta in September so you’ll be able to take a look at the build then. We are also learning and sharing best practice with the Rural Payment Agency map search, which is another Government Digital Service exemplar project.