iShare User Group - Inaugural Meeting
iShare User Group
The inaugural meeting of the recently formed iShare User Group was held on 30th May in the Civic Suite at Huntingdonshire District Council. There were 22 attendees coming from as far afield as Norfolk, Bolton, Surrey and South Wales.
The meeting was chaired by Richard Lewis from Newport City Council. In the morning there were a number of very interesting presentations from iShare users. Joe Beddingfield(Huntingdonshire DC), talked about Dashboard and website integration. Denis Payne (Cambridgeshire CC) talked about using iShare to publish Cambridgeshire property data. James Rutter (Surrey Heath BC) talked about Publisher and much more. Of particular interest was his diagram which showed how iShare has become deeply embedded in Surrey Heath’s infrastructure and how the move away from proprietary to Open Source software was saving the Council in the region of £340K.
The afternoon session included a detailed presentation by Mike Saunt on the iShare Roadmap followed later on by a discussion with users about their own expectations for new functionality and features. Mike Smith provided a hands on demonstration of iShare GIS v5 and its new plugin architecture and Matt Walker led a ‘Tips and Tricks’ session which most agreed was a virtuoso performance!
Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Richard Lewis at Newport City Council.