Cambridge, 1 June 2009: The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of UKMap® the new large-scale topographic mapping and address database for the UK, today announces a new strategic partnership with STAR-APIC, a world leader in delivering and managing mapping databases.
The partnership will see STAR-APIC build and maintain the online delivery service for UKMap. The system that has been developed also offers the capability of delivering UKMap data via the Internet conforming to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web mapping WMS and WFS standards. The system is designed to offer traditional file based data delivery with the requirement for online delivery expected to increase through time.
Tom Timms, STAR-APIC’s UK Director said “We see UKMap as a very valuable UK data resource that adds significantly to information available to GI professionals. I am convinced that it offers the possibility to improve efficiency and quality of services for many organisations.”
The STAR-APIC UKMap database and delivery system uses market-leading ORACLE™ technology to store data and a range of additional tools to process and distribute the end product. The system takes data supplied by The GeoInformation Group and performs additional checks for quality and completeness. The data is loaded into ORACLE and then published according to each customer’s own delivery and format requirements. The current system can deliver data in ORACLE dump, ESRI Shape, AutoCad, DXF and MapInfo Mif/Mid formats.
Alun Jones, Managing Director of The GeoInformation Group adds “From the outset our goal was to deliver an online service for UKMap. Partnering with STAR-APIC gives the very best technology solution coupled with a map delivery service that will bring immense benefit to our customers.”
To find out more about UKMap or request a sample, go to www.theukmap.co.uk.
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