Useful websites, online tools and apps for communication professionals.
Spatial NI is the Northern Ireland portal for Geographic Information (GI). The portal was initially developed by Land & Property Services (LPS) in order to comply with the EU INSPIRE Directive. It allows easy access to LPS base mapping and NI Geographic Information to the public sector and the citizen. It has been designed so it can be used by both technical and non technical users who want to make use of the full potential of GI within their own business areas.
Go ON NI
Go ON NI highlights the benefits of being online. It brings together all the wonderful initiatives, places and tools to help and encourage off-liners to become internet beginners.
Mailchimp Powerful newsletter manager – whether you need to reinforce your message, share some big news, or tell a story, Mailchimp’s campaign builder makes it easy to create email campaigns that best suit your message
The Chartered Institute of Marketing
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is a United Kingdom-based professional body offering training and qualification in Marketing and related subjects, together with ongoing support for members. CIM has over 35,000 members and aims to develop the profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing and sales practitioners by providing membership, qualifications and training.
No complex design software. No heavy designer fees. Just a simple, intuitive tool that helps you tell your story with the visual impact it deserves.
A directory of institutions, including schools, youth clubs, containing contact information and relevant statistics.
Government Communication Service
The GCS is the professional body for people working in communication roles across government. Its aim is to deliver world-class communications that support Ministers’ priorities, improve people’s lives and enable the effective operation of our public service. The GCS serve both politicians and the public.
NINIS: Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service
The NINIS website contains datasets on a range of socio-economic themes at small-area statistical geographies; area profiles that provide statistical snapshots of an area and mapping facilities that enable statistics to be interpreted readily in a spatial context.
Free online survey tool – send surveys, polls and questionnaires, generate customer feedback, carry out market research. You get access to sample survey questions and professional templates and there’s a guide to analysing results.
Irfanview A very useful free image editor which allows you to crop and edit almost any kind of image file. A great alternative to Photoshop.
nidirect is the official government website for Northern Ireland citizens. nidirect brings together lots of information from government departments and agencies, written in language that is easy to understand.
Citizen Space is hassle-free consultation software for government consultation and citizen engagement. Used for more than 13,000 consultations, Citizen Space is easy-to-use and engaging for citizens.