Gloucestershire Police selects Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System to support its migration to OS MasterMap.

Cadcorp software saves ‘dual-running' charges by migrating existing applications to OS MasterMap

Stevenage, Herts. 6 December, 2006. - Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced that Gloucestershire Police has selected Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System and the Cadcorp SIS OS MasterMap to NTF Exporter to support their migration to OS MasterMap digital map data, while retaining the use of its existing digital mapping/GIS facilities.

The Cadcorp SIS OS MasterMap to NTF Exporter creates copies of OS MasterMap Topography Layer data as NTF to enable viewing by existing or legacy GIS software that does not support OS MasterMap in its native Open Geospatial Consortium Geography Markup Language (GML) encoding. The exporter will enable Gloucestershire Police GIS staff to load translated OS MasterMap Topography Layer data into the force's existing incident management system.

"While we had acknowledged that there are benefits to be gained from moving to OS MasterMap data for our base mapping, our existing incident management system doesn't support GML data", stated Nick Boon, GIS manager, Gloucestershire Police. He added, "We needed to find a way of cost-effectively and accurately converting the OS MasterMap Topography Layer data into a suitable format for our existing systems. The combination of Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller and the Cadcorp SIS OS MasterMap to NTF Exporter was therefore the obvious choice for us because, as far as we are aware, no other vendor offers such a capability."

The benefits that Gloucestershire Police expects to gain from the use of Cadcorp SIS include the ability to stop receiving OS Land-Line updates, thereby saving them the ‘dual-running' charge introduced with the Mapping Services Agreement on 1st April 2005, providing existing systems used by control room staff with up-to-date base map data via support for OS MasterMap change-only updates, and supporting a wide variety of GIS tasks on a daily basis.

About Gloucestershire Police.

With some 1300 full-time police officers, Gloucestershire Police is responsible for policing a 2,697 sq. km. (1,042 sq. miles) area in the west of England. Home to some half a million people, it is a mainly rural area with two main urban areas in the form of Gloucester and Cheltenham.

About Cadcorp

Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading UK developer of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. With offices in the UK and the USA, Cadcorp's distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. ® (OGC®).

The Cadcorp SIS® - Spatial Information System® product family is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC certified compliant interfaces. Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC, and a member of the OGC Architecture Board. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2000 certified company, an Ordnance Survey Licenced Partner and holds a UK government Catalist S-CAT agreement for category 15, GIS Software.

Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, utilities and many other markets. (For more information please visit: www.cadcorp.com ).

 

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