CGI and The Forestry Commission partnered to deliver digital transformation, integrating the power of location to create a working platform, Felling Licences Online (FLO).

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment. This remit includes the regulatory oversight of tree felling in England.

10% of England is woodland with over 40,000 private owners. The FCE is split into five regions with more than 40 woodland officers. Prior to CGI and The Forestry Commissions project, applications for a felling licence were mainly manual, therefore, the FCE required a system to digitise and centralise the process of applications for tree felling.

We employed our geospatial services platform, CGI GeoApp which offered all the tools needed to successfully deploy location-based services to support design and delivery of an online collaboration platform which provided:

  • Data Quality
  • Customer Experience
  • Transfer of Data
  • Back Office Processes

This resulted in increased efficiency, improved geospatial data quality, uniformed processes and improved interactions with customers and nationally aligned processes.