Plotting and managing your Council’s Land and Assets
Pear can convert your old paper cemetery maps into a modern digital format that can be easily updated and amended using our PT-Mapper Pro software. The digital copy of your cemetery map can then be linked to your burial records using our MapLink software. It is now a very simple process to record new burials and cremations and to find out who is where in your cemetery.
Find out more on our Cemetery Services page or read how Higham Ferrers Town Council have digitized their map and records here.
Our map editing software, PT-Mapper Pro, enables you to identify your council owned land and buildings, highlight your parish and ward boundaries and add your own information to the map of your parish. Information from outside sources can also be incorporated into your map such as Land Registry Titles and map data from your Higher Authority. This data can include information on Tree Protection Orders (TPO’s), Listed Buildings, as well as access and maintenance issues. Digital mapping becomes an invaluable tool when considering land and asset transfers from your Higher Authority.
Our map editing software PT-Mapper Pro allows you to create maps to help you plan and organise your public events. Sections of your map can be “cut out” and edited to plan Carnival routes, Food Festivals, Christmas lights, bonfire and firework displays, street markets and processions etc. Once the map has been created it can be displayed on your website, included within a brochure and displayed on notice boards. Communication with the public, the emergency services, the environmental health authority etc, becomes more professional and efficient with the aid of digital mapping.
Data relating to condition surveys for assets and trees can be collected whilst out in the field. Pear Technology offer two methods of capturing data remotely. The first method involves the use of a Windows Mobile handheld GPS device or a Windows tablet PC together with a software programme, Pocket GIS.
The second method using our Pole Star technology enables survey data to be captured in the field and uploaded to the “cloud” in real time. Surveys can be accessed and data captured using a smart phone/tablet PC (iPhone or Android).
The task of preparing a neighbourhood plan can be simplified using our map editing software, PT-Mapper Pro. Maps can to be prepared highlighting the areas associated with the neighbourhood plan which can then be used for communication with the public. Maps can also be prepared to include information on local amenities, footpaths, bridleways, areas of interest and scenic beauty. The maps can be printed on paper, sent to a printer for publication and displayed on your website.
Our map editing software, PT-Mapper Pro enables you to create maps outlining the procedures that would be implemented in the event of an emergency. Buildings can be highlighted for use as emergency shelters and alternative routes can be highlighted in the event of flooding and road closures. Risk assessments can be carried out and the individual record can be linked to the relevant feature using our MapLink software. The start of the journey towards a paperless office!
Managing the layout of your recreational facilities is made easy with the use of our map editing software PT-Mapper Pro. Sports pitches can be laid out on the map utilising the available space. Each type of pitch can be drawn to scale and it’s position adjusted to maximise the use of the space. Seating plans for public halls can be drawn up and the various arrangements can be displayed on your website saving you time when dealing with enquiries from the public.
Display your town’s assets and land in the public domain, with an interactive format.
Allow the public to easily see whether land or assets are Council owned.
Save Council staff time by providing an interface where the public can easily see the location of Council owned assets and land.
Our interactive digital maps allow the public to see who owns and maintains the asset, as well as maintenance schedules and other key asset info. Council staff and groundsmen can simply check via mobile phones what has to be done when on site, so everyone is on the same page.
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Digital copies of your existing allotment garden plans can be created using our PT-Mapper Pro software. Once the maps have been created it is then possible to link each allotment plot to the data associated with it using our MapLink software. Allotment tenancy agreements can now be produced quickly and easily and include an accurate map of the plot.
“Pear Technology’s mapping system and services have become integral throughout our land agency and farm consultancy businesses.”
“I have used Pear’s software for 10 years. Their product is excellent and they also provide first-class support, ensuring that our mapping provides us with all the information we require to run our business.”
“Pear Technology provides a modern and streamlined digital mapping platform that has greatly enhanced the way we manage our rural estates.”
“We mostly use PT-Mapper Pro for asset mapping. I have Â not only found it easy to use but also very useful as the data is linked to each asset which obviously saves us time. I haven’t had any difficulties with the software but any technical issue I have had, I just call up and it gets sorted asap.”
“The Pear Technology system cost us about £2,000.00 in 2010, including training and the first year’s support. It’s difficult to quantify monetary savings but the system has enabled us to do our work in a faster, more professional and more responsive way. It’s difficult now to imagine not having such a system.”
“Stratton St. Margaret Parish Council is responsible for cemeteries, allotments, play areas, open spaces and assets such as dog bins, litter bins etc. Pear’s software has not only helped with the management of all this but is easy to use.”
“We have been using Pear Technology’s mapping and tree management software for over 3 years now. We are very pleased with the software that we use. Their customer support and service is second to none.”
“Needless to say, PT-Mapper Pro is a very user-friendly system to use. RPAs (including multi-stems) and crown spreads can be easily plotted; title boxes can be quickly added along with layers for ground protection, tree protection fencing or construction exclusion zones. Plans can then be printed or exported back to clients. All in all PT-Mapper Pro is a great product with sound back-up from the technical staff.”
“Pear Technology’s software has proven itself invaluable, I don’t know how I managed without it. It’s easy to use, speeds up data capture, has a diverse range of uses and improves overall efficiency. Pear Technology provide exceptional customer service and I have no hesitation in recommending them. One of the best companies I have ever worked with.”
“The software has become an integral part of our consultancy service and is a fantastic tool.”
“Using PT Mapper Pro has sped up the plotting process considerably, and it is now an invaluable tool for me. The time saved with plotting has more than covered the investment and I would be lost without it. It is a reliable piece of equipment for me, and helps to ensure that the plans in each report look as professional as the text and survey data.”
“Simmons and Sons have used Pear Technology for a number of years. The product for Rural Land agents Â is in our experience the best on the market. The backup service and support Pear Tech has given is extremely helpful and thorough. I would recommend them.”
“We are part way through the mapping process as we have three cemeteries to contend with. The process is very straight forward and Pear have been extremely professional and helpful. Having all of the details of Poundbury Cemetery at my fingertips has well been worth the cost and effort involved and will prevent any mistakes being made in future.”