Ordnance Survey maps are internationally renowned and its data are essential to the country's government, business and individuals. The agency's national geographic database describes more than 440 million individual features - such as every house, road and field. Each year more than a million changes to the British landscape need to be measured and assimilated into this database. This equates to 5,000 changes every day, and it requires efficient planning and control.
The system will provide enterprise-wide capabilities for the management, planning, coordination, and control of data capture and production activities. Ordnance Survey's large-scale data holdings will be managed in a centralized geospatial database, and a standards-based interface will integrate field and office-based editing tools as well as those from external contractors. The system will ensure consistency between Ordnance Survey products and enable it to develop new ones.
Ordnance Survey selected the Intergraph-led team after a rigorous six-month competitive evaluation in which potential suppliers worked to develop detailed proof of concepts.
"This is an important step forward on the development of our seamless data management system," said Bob Goodrich, Ordnance Survey's Director of Information Systems. "As a result of this implementation, we will have a truly modernized system that will provide the nation with unprecedented access to current, accurate data."
"We are honored to expand our relationship with Ordnance Survey and to support its vital mission with a world-class geospatial data management solution," said Reid French, chief operating officer and executive vice president, Intergraph. "The scope and scale of this endeavor are extraordinary, and we are proud of the confidence Ordnance Survey has demonstrated in us to help deliver a solution of national importance to Great Britain."
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