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.

You can check it out for yourself here.

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.’

WebCat is primarily aimed at urban planners and developers, but appeals to a much wider group

WebCat is primarily aimed at urban planners and developers, but appeals to a much wider group


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.”

You can see full list of award winners on the AGI website.

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.

Posted by Stephen Irvine

Stephen is a TfL Community Manager and editor of the Digital Blog and Experience London blogs.

2 Comments

  1. Barry the passenger December 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Dear TfL,
    A good idea. However, why is there no forum where we can say what we think of you? For example, I hate TfL’s repetitive noise pollution. At Grange Hill station yesterday, I had to endure four announcements in three minutes. One was a stupid ‘security’ blather, another told me servises were running OK, I forget the other two, but all were annoying and raised my blood pressure. I have been told to ‘mind the bloody gap’ half a million times. Shut up will you?
    We need a forum that will discuss such issues.

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    1. Hi Barry,

      Sorry to hear about your experience but this forum is specifically for Digital tools and services, so unfortunately we aren’t able to discuss these kind of issues. However, if you do wish to make a complaint you can find our Help and Contact details, including making a complaint, on this web page: https://tfl.gov.uk/help-and-contact/. Thanks.

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