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Archive for April 2011

Shared Services: Procurement

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http://www.gov.im/treasury/procurement.xml

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Written by iomgov

15 April 2011 at 00:14

Posted in Contracts, Research

TT Homestay

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  • The TT Homestay service would be more useful with a map based search – particularly to foreign visitors not familiar with the Isle of Man.
  • The “search again” link resets rather than retains the parameters.

Written by iomgov

12 April 2011 at 07:51

Posted in Research

Isle of Man Parking Map

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Google Maps (beta service):

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Written by iomgov

11 April 2011 at 21:50

Posted in Services

Search

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A lot of people prefer the Google search engine to the Microsoft Bing search engine and it is now available with the search.iomgov.com website address:

GOOGLE SEARCH

For example, I wanted to read a DED press release on a “tourism review” but the Isle of Man Government website search option (Microsoft Bing) did not include the page in the search results:

http://gov.im/Search.gov?search=tourism+review&dept=0

http://www.google.co.uk/cse?cx=015560506688128662105%3Ad5drwnuxyzw&ie=UTF-8&q=tourism+review&siteurl=www.google.co.uk%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D015560506688128662105%253Ad5drwnuxyzw

 

Written by iomgov

10 April 2011 at 23:03

Posted in Services

Street Map Data

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The official street map system (ArcGIS) includes some limited data on:

  • public rights of way
  • GP catchment areas
  • polling districts
  • public land open to ramblage

http://www.gov.im/manngis/StreetMap/Welcome.xml

Feedback:

  • It would be useful to have other data such as parking spaces though….

Written by iomgov

8 April 2011 at 08:21

Posted in Research

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