Home page of the Dorset Council GIS Team is the home page of the DC GIS (Geographic Information Systems) team. We build bespoke, spatially enabled web applications for the public and internal staff. Check out just a few of our projects below.


DorsetExplorer is our online mapping application that gives everyone access to a huge range of layers and tools.

You can find nearly anything in our ever expanding list of over 100 layers, including Rights of Way and School Catchments, historic OS Basemaps from the late 1800s, Aerial Photography, Digital Terrain Models and much more. All in a simple to use yet hugely powerful application.

Visit DorsetExplorer


TravelDorset is the one stop shop for travel information in Dorset

Find out about incidents on the roads and traffic conditions, when your next bus or train is due and planned roadworks. You can also plan a journey, report a road problem, get information about walking and cycling and keep informed about all the latest travel and transport news in Dorset.

Visit Travel Dorset

Dorset Statistics

Dorset statistics brings a vast quantity of statistical information and reports into one place.

Using the Dorset statistics site you can get information about any parish, ward or district in Dorset as well as county and national statistics. The site includes data on population, diversity, housing, employment, nationality and much more.

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D4U MyLocal/Localisation

MyLocal gives you loads of information about your property and area. The Localisation service puts this information where you need it

MyLocal allows you to find out when your bins are collected, what school catchment area you are in, who your councillors are and much more, just be entering your postcode and picking your address.
On top of that, the DorsetForYou localisation service uses our high speed, high availability 'GIService' to grab this data and put it at the forefront of a number of D4U pages, giving you the information you need instantly.

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