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Distance software miles better for resolving disputes

Schools tired of haggling with parents of prospective students about how far away they live will be interested in the high-tech approach adopted by Newham education authority, London. Staff handling admissions in Newham use dataMAP SMART GIS (geogaphical information system) software, distributed by SIA, to determine the distance of homes from the school. It says families are more willing to accept the results of computerised measurements in admission appeals.

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