Back in July, Yaron gave an overview of WebCat – a unique TfL tool designed primarily for developers and town planners, giving them information on transport connectivity when deciding what to build where.
We also knew that WebCAT could be a great tool for Londoners to compare between places to live or work, or even just to play with those beautifully coloured maps that tell them new things about places they know.
This week, at the Association for Geogrpahical Information (AGI), we were delighted that WebCat was named as a winner in the AGI Awards for Geospatial Excellence 2015. WebCat won The AGI Award for Excellence in Research & Development.
As AGI describe it; ‘This award acknowledges those projects that have advanced best practice, technology or tools to the benefit of the geospatial industry.’
The Judges said: “The WebCAT development of the web-based GI applications represents good practice in development with clear stakeholder and audience engagement in the specification, interfacing and careful identification of the functionality.”
It’s great that WebCat has captured the imagination and proved to be a really popular tool, and we will be looking to improve and update it in the future to ensure it’s as useful and user-friendly as possible.
In the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve used WebCat. Please leave us a comment below and let us know how you’ve found using the tool, what you’d like to see in future versions or any other questions and comments you might have.