Buchanan Mapping Service Themes


Try out our mapping resource, highlighting the use of Ordnance Survey’s open mapping. We have created 3 themes, allowing you to preview the different mapping sets. Our clients can use this to help choose whether to incorporate these into their own Traffweb sites and applications.

  • Theme 1: Miniscale,1:250k,VectorMap,Streetview. Available from National level to 1:2000
  • Theme 2: Miniscale,Strategi,VectorMap,Streetview. Available from National level to 1:2000
  • Theme 3: Miniscale,Strategi,VectorMap,OS OpenMap (Beta),OS OpenRoad (Beta). Available from National level to 1:500

Preview site

What is TraffWeb?

  • TraffWeb is a web app providing live access to published data through any standard Internet browser
  • Simple to use, fast and configurable
  • Specialist modules for highways include traffic orders, signs, markings, road accidents and consultation
  • Serves up information rich data in an easy to understand format
  • Data remains owned and controlled by its originator
  • Cost effective and efficient
  • Fully hosted, managed solution from the Buchanan Cloud
  • Click Here to download a PDF Factsheet
  • Click Here to download a PDF Brochure

Benefits:

  • An efficient way of handling information requests, saving staff time and associated printing and postage costs
  • High quality information provided to all stakeholders, including colleagues in other departments, partner organisations, council members and the public
  • Practitioners remain in control of the data
  • A fully managed system available at a fixed cost
  • Efficient data structure allowing for multiple data views, and search tools, specifically designed for the different types of users
  • Secure access to restricted areas

Improving the flow and quality of information will reduce the time taken to answer common queries. Allowing access to the published source data will free up staff time and help to provide a service to a wider user base including the public.

How does it work?

However complex the central database, users see only the view of the data that has been configured for their needs. They can then click on the map to 'drill down' to reveal more detail of associated data, images and documents. This approach keeps the interface clean and simple whilst catering for all types of user.

Accident Data

Traffic Order Data View

Accident Data

Accident Data View

Finding the right location

Standard Gazetteers such as Address Point, Code Point and NLPG can be used to find a map location by street name or postcode. Navigation tools include roam, pan, zoom and bespoke search functions.

Zoom layering causes suitable base mapping to be displayed for the chosen scale.

Finding the right information

Users can select the type of information they want to see, for example, camera sites, proposed traffic orders or pay and display parking bays. Where the data changes over time, a date may be selected to view the historical situation at that time.

Drill down into layers of information

Simple queries such as 'where can I park?', are answered without initially providing too much detail. However, more information is available (from the underlying traffic order, for example) to allow TraffWeb users to answer their own detailed requests. This saves the time of authority staff and reduces the number of FoI applications.

Accident Data

Accident Information Levels

Traffic Order Data

Traffic Order Information Levels

Solutions and Connectivity

TraffWeb's open structure enables it to publish data from a wide range of sources and to be configured to address many different operational needs. It can connect to our ParkMap, AccsMap and LineMap packages, disseminating this data to a wider audience.

Bespoke solutions and new applications can be developed rapidly by our development team.

Solutions include:

Data sources and protocols include:

  • ESRI Shape files (SHP)
  • PostGIS/PostgreSQL
  • OGR
  • MapInfo
  • Oracle Spatial
  • ArcInfo
  • ArcSDE
  • MySQL
  • SQL Server

Technology and protocols include:

  • MapServer
  • Apache
  • JQuery
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • WFS/WMS
  • JSON
  • iframes

Standards and Compliance

  • Open Source
  • OGC compliant
  • INSPIRE
  • W3C validated A+ accessibility
  • Private or Public Cloud
  • Meeting Corporate standards for Web styles

Public Consultation

  • Freedom of information requests
  • Public Consultation with comment forms
  • Direct publishing from ParkMap
  • Efficient communication route to residents, road users and other stakeholders
View Demo

More about public consultation

Mobile

  • Mobile web app for all applications
  • Touch screen enabled
  • Seamless publishing of data
  • Mobile optimised mapping and features
  • OGC compliant
View Demo

Traffic Orders

  • Permanent, temporary and experimental orders
  • Line or region representation, text and map schedules
  • Freedom of information requests
  • Links to order documentation
  • Direct publishing from ParkMap
Demo using lines and text schedules

Demo using regions and map schedules

TraffWeb Plus+

  • TraffWeb+ enhances the functionality of the desktop Web App
  • Printing templates
  • Add markers and annotations using drawing tools
  • Optional password protection for private access
Demo showing PLUS+ features

Road Traffic Collisions

  • Dissemination of Collision data
  • Collisions displayed as clusters or individual sites
  • Cameras and monitoring sites
  • Direct data publishing from AccsMap
  • Public and Private access
View Demo

TraffWeb Plus+

  • TraffWeb+ enhances the functionality of the Web App
  • Printing, markers and annotations using drawing tools
  • Generate One line summary and composite reports
  • Pre-defined query categories
  • Optional password protection for private access
Demo showing PLUS+ features

Speed Limit Network

  • Area wide speed network
  • All speed limits: 20mph zones, street light areas etc.
  • Public and Private Access
  • Populated from OS ITN data and Moving Orders Map
  • Car, LGV and HGV limits
View Demo

TraffWeb Plus +

  • TraffWeb+ enhances the functionality of the Web App
  • Optional password protection for private access
Demo showing PLUS+ features for Road Traffic Collisions

Demo showing PLUS+ features for Traffic Orders

Moving Orders

  • Permanent, temporary and experimental orders
  • Line or region representation, text and map schedules
  • Freedom of information requests
  • Links to order documentation
  • Direct publishing from ParkMap
View Demo

Buchanan Computing Limited - Software Developer

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Buchanan Computing is a successful private company based in Hammersmith, London, which specialises in developing, supplying, and supporting software for traffic engineering and highway management throughout the British Isles. It is the UK's foremost supplier of computer mapping (GIS) software to traffic and highway professionals and is also prominent in traffic sign design.

Contact Us

Buchanan Computing Limited

Shepherds Bush Road

London

W6 7AS

Tel: 020 8846 3220

Email: sales@BuchananComputing.co.uk

Website: www.BuchananComputing.co.uk

Fault Reporting

  • Mobile Web app for reporting faults
  • Back office application to process and report on fault items
  • Applications include CEO reporting of Parking Restriction faults
Web App reporting tool Demo

Back Office application Demo