Improved Practices for Land Referencing Giant in Public and Private Sectors

TerraQuest Solutions are a specialist land referencing business providing GIS and Data Services to both Public and Private businesses.

Their expertise positioned them as the best candidate to build and deliver the Planning Portal for England and Wales in a Joint Venture with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. TerraQuest have been driving this service since 2016 and have dramatically improved it is delivered to councils and the public alike.

In late 2018 TerraQuest made the strategic decision to undergo a business transformation programme that included expanding their internal software development capability to facilitate the increased workload and adopt agility required to keep up with the demands of their customers.

The existing software development team had two distinct challenges. Firstly, it was facing a period of massive growth but existing practices had been established when the team was smaller. Secondly, the development tools used by the team had been implemented as individual point solutions and not part of a strategically aligned process.

TerraQuest wanted to move to a best practice model of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) and for help with that roadmap, they turned to Synetec for assistance.